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Socioemotional functioning across the transition to lower secondary school : The role of temperament and relationships with mothers and teachers (2023)


Jaruseviciute, V., Silinskas, G., & Kiuru, N. (2023). Socioemotional functioning across the transition to lower secondary school : The role of temperament and relationships with mothers and teachers. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 33(4), 1143-1163. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12866

The research was funded by Strategic Research Council at the Research Council of Finland.


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All authors or editorsJaruseviciute, Vilija; Silinskas, Gintautas; Kiuru, Noona

Journal or seriesJournal of Research on Adolescence

ISSN1050-8392

eISSN1532-7795

Publication year2023

Publication date05/06/2023

Volume33

Issue number4

Pages range1143-1163

PublisherWiley

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12866

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/87578


Abstract

This Finnish longitudinal study investigated the role of relationships with mothers (n = 631) and teachers (n = 56), and adolescents' (n = 848; 53.9% girls, 46.1% boys) temperament in the development of the adolescents' socioemotional functioning during the transition to lower secondary school (Grade 6 to Grade 7; age in Grade 6: M = 12.32, SD = 0.36). The results showed that mother–adolescent closeness predicted a higher level and teacher–adolescent closeness predicted a smaller decrease in prosocial behavior. Teacher–adolescent conflict predicted a higher level, and mother–adolescent conflict predicted an increase in externalizing problems. Only temperament predicted internalizing problems. In addition, relationship quality both mediated and moderated some of the associations between temperament and socioemotional functioning.


Keywordsyoung peoplepreteen childrenlower comprehensive schoolupper comprehensive schoolhuman relationsmothersteachersprosocialitytemperamentsocio-emotional skillssocial interactionlongitudinal research

Free keywordsexternalizing problems; internalizing problems; mother–adolescent relationship; prosocial behavior; teacher–adolescent relationship; temperament


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Reporting Year2023

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