Research

LCRG Academic Journal Publications


Laurel's Center for Research on Girls sponsors research studies which are published as articles in academic journals.
 A link to each article's abstract is provided below.
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Associations between Stress, Psychosomatic Complaints, and Parental Criticism among Affluent Adolescent Girls 
by Kimberly Williams, Terese J. Lund, Belle Liang, Angela M. Desilva Mousseau and Renée Spencer. Published in Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Stressed and Losing Sleep: Sleep Duration and Perceived Stress Among Affluent Adolescent Females
 
by Angela M. DeSilva Mousseau, Terese J. Lund, Belle Liang, Renée Spencer & Jill Walsh. Published in the Peabody Journal of Education.

Adolescent Girls Finding Purpose: The Role of Parents and Prosociality 
by Belle Liang, Allison E. White, Terese J. Lund, Angela M. Desilva Mousseau, and Renée Spencer and Jill Walsh. Published in Youth & Society.

The Mediating Role of Engagement in mentoring Relationships and Self-Esteem Among Affluent Adolescent Girls 
by Belle Liang, Terese J. Lund, Angela M. Desilva Mousseau, and Renée Spencer. Published in Psychology in the Schools.

Having It All? A Qualitative Examination of Affluent Adolescent Girls’ Perceptions of Stress and Their Quests for Success
 
by Renée Spencer and Jill Walsh, Belle Liang, Angela M. Desilva Mousseau, and Terese J. Lund. Published in Journal of Adolescent Research.
 
Fostering Pretend Play Skills and Creativity in Elementary School Girls: A Group Play Intervention 
by Jessica D. Hoffmann, and Sandra W. Russ. Published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Pretend Play, Divergent Thinking, and Math Achievement in Girls: A Longitudinal Study 
by Claire E. Wallace and Sandra W. Russ. Published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

My Sister's Keeper: Identifying Eating Pathology through Peer Networks 
by Lisa K. Damour, Tori S. Cordiano, and Eileen P. Anderson-Fye. Published in Eating Disorders.

Pretend Play, Creativity, and Emotion Regulation in Children 
by Jessica Hoffmann and Sandra Russ. Published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Searching for a sense of purpose: The role of parents and effects on self-esteem among female adolescents 
by Meghan C.C. Blattner, Belle Liang, Terese Lund, and Renee Spencer. Published in the Journal of Adolescence.

Pretend Play, Coping, and Subjective Well-Being in Children: A Follow-up Study 
by Julie A. Fiorelli and Sandra W. Russ. Published in American Journal of Play.