The Peer Relations as Moderators of Success Study

   The purpose of the Peer Relations as Moderators of Success study was to understand how children’s relationships with peers can influence their success in school.  In addition to understanding the role of peers in predicting children’s adjustment patterns and educational experiences, a secondary goal of this study was to understand how parental socialization practices influence children’s social and emotional adjustment within the school context. This research was approved by the Texas A&M University IRB and funded by Texas A&M University’s College of Education and Human Development Grant program, Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, Mexican American and U.S. Latino Research Center, and Hogg Foundation.  Data collection for this study is complete and we are currently analyzing findings of this study for publication. Below please find a list of relevant presentations from this study. 

Jensen-Vaughan, J., Pulido, R., Toney, A., & Blake, J. J. The friendships and
           adjustment of bully-victims (2012, February).  Poster presented at the
           National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention,
           Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Blake, J. J., Kwon, K., Darensbourg, A. M.°, & Lease, A. M. (2011, March).  The
           influence of friends' behavioral engagement on elementary children's
           academic functioning. Paper presented In J. J. Blake & Kwon, K. (Chairs) “Peer influences on academic
           functioning in late elementary school” symposium at the Biennial Meeting of Society for Research in
           Child Development, Montreal Canada

Turner, T. L., Martinez, A., & Blake, J. J. (2010, March).  Exploring the links between ethnic identity,
           self-concept, and aggression.  Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists
           Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Gamez, B., Blake, J. J., & Darensbourg, A. M. ° (2010, March).  Gender role perceptions and internalizing
           symptoms in female Hispanic adolescents.  Poster presented at the Society for Research in Human
           Development Biennial Conference, San Antonio, Texas