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The understanding of positive development across adolescence rests on having a valid and equivalent measure of this construct across the breadth of this period of life. Does the Positive Youth Development (PYD) construct based on the Five Cs model have satisfactory psychometric properties for such longitudinal measurement invariance? Using longitudinal data(More)
Using longitudinal data from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, the authors assessed 1,977 adolescents across Grades 5 to 8 to determine if there were distinctive developmental paths for behavioral and emotional school engagement; if these paths varied in relation to sex, race/ethnicity, and family socioeconomic status (SES); and whether links(More)
The authors used data from Grades 5 through 7 of the longitudinal 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development to assess relations among sports participation, other out-of-school-time (OST) activities, and indicators of youth development. They used a mixture of variable- and pattern-centered analyses aimed at disentangling different features of participation(More)
The constraints of genetic spectrum assignment model without co-channel interference in cognitive radio networks are analyzed in this paper. An improved genetic spectrum assignment model is proposed, the population of genetic algorithm is composed of sets of feasible assignment and infeasible assignment. The penalty function is added to the fitness(More)
Solving WPRTPs (wireless packet retransmission problems) using NC (network coding) is increasingly attracting research efforts. However, no work on NC based schemes for WPRTPs in MCNs (multiple channel networks) has been found. In this paper, RNC (random network coding) based schemes for P-WPRTPs (perfect WPRTPs) in MCNs, denoted as MC-P-WPRTPs (multiple(More)
This paper reports on the some experiments to explore the distributed synchronous learning of probability. We have been studying synchronous computer supported collaboration between adults using Kansas, a very general and powerful environment. We have implemented a shared simulation of a "game show" and used this with groups of adults ranging in size from 2(More)
Although the role of school engagement in influencing children's academic competence has been recognized in past theory and research, how school engagement may mediate the relationships between ecological and personal resources and academic competence remains largely unknown. Using structural equation modeling procedures, the present study was aimed at(More)
—ATR system has a broad application prospect in military, especially in the field of modern defense technology. When paradoxes are existence in ATR system due to adverse battlefield environment, integration cannot be effectively and reliably carried out only by traditional DS evidence theory. In this paper, A modified DS evidence theory is presented and(More)
A dynamical optimization of the minimum energy cluster structures of Na, K, Rb, and Cs clusters was performed using a many-body potential based on local density calculations. The energetics and vibrational analysis of the neutral clusters in the size range 8ϽNϽ310 were calculated, including the free energy as a function of the cluster size and the melting(More)
Fetal electrocardiogram (FECG) extraction is an important issue in biomedical signal processing. In this paper, we develop an objective function for extraction of FECG. The objective function is based on the non-Gaussianity and the temporal structure of source signals. Maximizing the objective function, we can extract the desired FECG. Combining with the(More)