Primary prevention during school transitions: Social support and environmental structure
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The authors would like to thank Edison Trickett and Stephanie S. Farber for their helpful comments on earlier drafts of this paper and Lisa G. Martin for her aid in the preparation of this manuscript. Appreciation is also due to Martin Klotz for his contributions in all phases of this work. This project was supported by grants from the Edward W. Hazen Foundation and the New Haven Foundation. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 87th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, New York, 1979.
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