Kelly L. Rulison

**Education: (The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA) 2010 Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies--2009 M.A.S. Applied Statistics--2005 M.S. Human Development and Family Studies (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY) 2001 B.A. Psychology, Summa cum laude; Minor: Biology

There are 8 included publications by Kelly L. Rulison :

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Competence and African American Children in Informal Kinship Care: The Role of Family 2013 7 African American children are more likely than any other racial or ethnic group to live in kinship care, yet there is little empirical knowledge available to help understand the attributes of these families that contribute to children's development o...
Delinquency and the Structure of Adolescent Peer Groups 2011 289 Gangs and group-level processes were once central phenomena for criminological theory and research. By the mid-1970s, however, gang research primarily was displaced by studies of individual behavior using randomized self-report surveys, a shift that ...
Density or Distinction? The Roles of Data Structure and Group Detection Methods in Describing Adolescent Peer Groups 2007 64 Despite cross-disciplinary interest in social influence among adolescent peer groups, significant variations in collecting and analyzing peer network data have not been explored, so it is difficult to disentangle substantive and methodological differ...
Estimation of a four-parameter item response theory model 2010 73 We explore the justification and formulation of a four-parameter item response theory model (4PM) and employ a Bayesian approach to recover successfully parameter estimates for items and respondents. For data generated using a 4PM item response model...
I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up: Can High-Ability Students Recover From Early Mistakes in CAT? 2009 349 A difficult result to interpret in Computerized Adaptive Tests (CATs) occurs when an ability estimate initially drops and then ascends continuously until the test ends, suggesting that the true ability may be higher than implied by the final estimate...
Peer Influences on Academic Motivation: Exploring Multiple Methods of Assessing Youths’ Most “Influential” Peer Relationships 2011 49 The present study examines the relative role of three distinct types of peer relationships (reciprocated friendships, frequent interactions, and shared group membership) in within-year changes in academic self-concept and engagement before and after ...
Rejection, feeling bad, and being hurt: Using multilevel modeling to clarify the link between peer group aggression and adjustment 2010 39 The association between affiliating with aggressive peers and behavioral, social and psychological adjustment was examined. Students initially in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade (N = 427) were followed biannually through 7th grade. Students’ peer-nominated g...
A Reputation for Success (or Failure) : The Association of Peer Academic Reputations With Academic Self-Concept, Effort, and Performance Across the Upper Elementary Grades 2008 405 Studies of the socialization of achievement-related beliefs and academic skills typically focus on the influence of teachers and parents (Eccles, Wigfield, & Schiefele, 1998; Guay, Boivin, & Hodges, 1999; Guay, Marsh, & Boivin, 2003; Harter, 1998), b...