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Shulman, Elizabeth P.; Steinberg, Laurence; Piquero, Alex R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
The present article responds to Males and Brown's "Teenagers' High Arrest Rates: Features of Young Age or Youth Poverty?" which claims that the widely observed pattern of crime rates peaking in late adolescence or early adulthood is an artifact of age differences in poverty. We note that the authors' interpretation of their aggregated…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Poverty, Crime
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Lerner, Richard M.; Overton, Willis F. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
The future of civil society in the world rests on the promotion of positive development and a commitment to positive and socially just community contributions by the young (Lerner, 2004). Adolescents represent, at any point in history, the generational cohort that must be prepared to assume the quality of leadership of self, family, community, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Probability, Youth, Role
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Tynes, Brendesha M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
Many Internet safety and parenting experts suggest that parents prohibit their teens from social networking sites and other online spaces where predators may lurk. But we may do adolescents a disservice when we curtail their participation in these spaces, because the educational and psychosocial benefits of this type of communication can far…
Descriptors: Safety, Internet, Adolescents, Social Networks
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Schuster, Christof; von Eye, Alexander – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2001
Demonstrates how different experimental designs arise from variation of three basic distinctions: block versus treatment factors, fixed versus random factors, and crossed versus nested factors. Argues that understanding how these distinctions influence statistical analysis can reduce amount of experimental design. Presents an example of this by…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Measurement Techniques, Models, Research Design
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Lerner, Richard M.; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; De Stefanis, Imma; Apfel, Alison – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2001
Discusses contemporary theories of adolescence, stressing developmental systems models that integrate individual and contextual levels of analysis. Maintains that adolescence should be studied with multivariate-longitudinal designs, change-sensitive measures, and data analytic strategies capitalizing on triangulation across quantitative and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Data Analysis, Research
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Piquero, Alex; Blumstein, Alfred; Brame, Robert; Haapanen, Rudy; Mulvey, Edward P.; Nagin, Daniel S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2001
Examined effect of accounting for exposure (incarceration) time on arrest rate of 272 paroled serious offenders followed through age 33. Analysis without exposure time adjustments suggested that over 92 percent exhibited highest arrest activity in late teens and early 20s. Adjusted for exposure time, about 72 percent showed a decline in arrest…
Descriptors: Criminals, Data Analysis, Individual Development, Late Adolescents
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Bergman, Lars R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2001
Introduces the "person approach" to the study of adolescence, and discusses the consequences of the approach for theoretical thinking and research methodology. Reviews major types of pattern-based methods used for carrying out a person approach and discusses methodological challenges for adolescent research, including interindividual…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Data Analysis, Individual Development
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von Eye, Alexander; Schuster, Christof; Kreppner, Kurt – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2001
Discusses the effects of sampling scheme selection on the admissibility of log-linear models for multinomial and product multinomial sampling schemes for prospective and retrospective sampling. Notes that in multinomial sampling, marginal frequencies are not fixed, whereas for product multinomial sampling, uni- or multidimensional frequencies are…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Models, Research Design, Research Methodology
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Dornbusch, Sanford M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
Discusses findings from this special issue on adolescent transition to university. Focuses primarily on how findings highlight the importance of context in youth development. Concludes that articles point to the importance of studying developmental processes in college-bound students while they are in secondary school. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, College Bound Students, College Freshmen
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Pratt, Michael W. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
Introduces this special journal issue on adolescent transition to university. Notes that increased attention to this transition stems from influences of extending schooling on traditional adolescent experiences. Describes the articles as focusing on particular aspects of a risk and protective resources framework. Expresses hope that articles will…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, College Bound Students, College Freshmen