Kendra J. Thomas
University of Indianapolis
Ethnic groupDevelopmental psychologyEconomic JusticeSociology of EducationSocioeconomic statusPsychologyConstruct (philosophy)Social policyPreadolescenceSocial changePerceptionGeneralizability theoryJustice (ethics)Privilege (social inequality)Legal socializationSchool climateProcedural justiceContext (language use)Compliance (psychology)Just-world hypothesisLegitimacyCriminologySocial psychologyDiscipline
18Publications
6H-index
78Citations
Publications 19
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#1Kendra J. Thomas (UIndy: University of Indianapolis)H-Index: 6
Perceptions of justice have been extensively researched within just world theory as both defensive coping mechanisms and as personal resources. This paper advocates for more programmatic efforts to be devoted to understanding perceptions of justice as rational reflections of individual access to justice. Justice Capital is conceptualised here as an individual difference based on status, microsystem authorities, effort-effect pipeline, voice, and society. These dimensions can overlap and operate ...
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#1Josafá Moreira da Cunha (UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)H-Index: 3
#2Kendra J. Thomas (UIndy: University of Indianapolis)H-Index: 6
Last. Bonnie J. Leadbeater (UVic: University of Victoria)H-Index: 53
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Positive perceptions of school climate are associated with lower frequency of peer victimization and aggression in children. Understanding how school climate influences aggression and victimization...
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#1Kendra J. Thomas (UIndy: University of Indianapolis)H-Index: 6
#2Renan Theodoro (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 1
Last. André Vilela Komatsu (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 3
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#1Erin C. Hoolihan (UIndy: University of Indianapolis)H-Index: 1
#2Kendra J. Thomas (UIndy: University of Indianapolis)H-Index: 6
The current study investigated the relationships between bonding social capital, perceptions of justice, and well-being (i.e. the level of depressive symptoms endorsed) in middle and high school students. Previous research has found personal belief in a just world (BJW) and bonding social capital to be associated with positive student well-being outcomes; however, prior research has not yet examined the relationships between these three variables simultaneously. Students from four schools (N = 6...
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#1Kendra J. Thomas (UIndy: University of Indianapolis)H-Index: 6
#2Herbert Rodrigues (MSU: Missouri State University)H-Index: 4
Last. Anthony A. Mangino (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 1
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During adolescence, individuals make judgements on the legitimacy of authorities to make and enforce rules and they differentiate between various types of rules. This study tracked a socially and racially diverse sample (47% White) of 800 Brazilians for three years, ages 11–13 (50% female), allowing for variation between issues and individuals. The strongest predictors of compliance were adolescents’ beliefs that parents were legitimate authorities. Other significant predictors were authorities’...
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#1Kendra J. Thomas (UIndy: University of Indianapolis)H-Index: 6
#2Herbert Rodrigues (MSU: Missouri State University)H-Index: 4
Bridging just world theory and legal socialization research, this study looks at preadolescents’ perceptions of justice across race, income, and education, and how these relate to perceptions of the law and legal cynicism. This article takes a novel approach to belief in a just world (BJW) research by analyzing the difference between personal and general BJW: Just World Gap. Drawing from a Brazilian preadolescent sample (n = 742, age = 12), results revealed significant differences between educat...
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#1Laura C. Edwards (Taylor University)H-Index: 2
#2Herbert Rodrigues (MSU: Missouri State University)H-Index: 4
Last. Kendra J. Thomas (UIndy: University of Indianapolis)H-Index: 6
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Whether preadolescents perceive their parents’ authority as legitimate or not depends, in part, on the concerns and issues that they have dealt with before and during their preadolescence. Utilizing data from the first and second waves of the Sao Paulo Legal Socialization Study (SPLSS), we conducted one-way MANOVAs to analyze the role of procedural justice and the impact of victimization on preadolescents’ perceptions of parental legitimacy across domains. Preadolescents were split into four dis...
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#1Kendra J. Thomas (UIndy: University of Indianapolis)H-Index: 6
#2Jonathan Bruce Santo (UNO: University of Nebraska Omaha)H-Index: 15
Last. Josafá Moreira da Cunha (UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)H-Index: 3
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Substantial research has established the connection between students’ beliefs in a just world (BJW) and their perceptions of and behaviors in the school. While much of that research has acknowledged that the relationship between BJW and school variables must be bi-directional, little empirical evidence exists on how the school climate shapes students’ perceptions of justice. This study draws from a comprehensive sample of Brazilian students from third through twelfth grade (n = 18,514) across 12...
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: Purpose The current study explored girls' perceptions of the impact of sanitary pads' intervention on their school attendance and grades. Methods Participants included 150 girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in two rural schools in Kenya. Participants completed a questionnaire on menstrual health issues and the perceived impact on school attendance and academic performance. Results Results indicated that of all participants (150), those who had passed menarche and had cloth pads had similar comfo...
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A proposta do artigo e apresentar uma breve percepcao de jovens estudantes sobre o conceito de Democracia e Solidariedade. As informacoes foram coletadas atraves de questionarios respondidos por jovens, alunos do ensino basico- 9o ano do ensino fundamental anos finais e ensino medio. Buscou-se entender como o jovem percebe na atualidade as acoes de solidariedade e democracia. A pesquisa foi realizada em parceria com da Unifil- Centro Universitario Filadelfia e a Universidade de Indianapolis- EUA...
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