Middle School Friendships and Academic Achievement in Early Adolescence: A Longitudinal Analysis.

@article{Vronneau2011MiddleSF,
  title={Middle School Friendships and Academic Achievement in Early Adolescence: A Longitudinal Analysis.},
  author={Marie-H{\'e}l{\`e}ne V{\'e}ronneau and Thomas J. Dishion},
  journal={The Journal of early adolescence},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          99-124
        }
}
Early adolescence is a critical transition period for the maintenance of academic achievement. One factor that school systems often fail to take into account is the influence of friends on academic achievement during middle school. This study investigated the influence of friends' characteristics on change in academic achievement from Grade 6 through 8, and the role of students' own characteristics as moderators of this relationship. The sample included 1,278 participants (698 girls). Linear… CONTINUE READING
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