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Camacho-Thompson, Daisy E.; Gonzales, Nancy A.; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Variability in parental academic involvement and socialization practices could explain academic disparities among adolescents. Academic socialization during adolescence is likely to vary based on students' educational histories and ability levels. Thus, adolescents were purposively selected, from a larger longitudinal study, to vary in their…
Descriptors: Socialization, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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Nelson, Annabelle; Cordova, David; Walters, Andrew S.; Szecsy, Elsie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Latino adolescents are disproportionately impacted by HIV, but researchers have documented few programs to prevent and reduce HIV risk. The Storytelling for Empowerment (SFE) "HIV StoryBook" was designed with an innovative ecodevelopment approach combining empowerment, family communication, and positive cultural identity. A mixed method…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention
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Šerek, Jan; Macek, Petr; Ježek, Stanislav; Lacinová, Lenka – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
Families and schools are traditionally seen as substantial socialization agents forming adolescents' social values and their views of society. Special attention is paid to the question whether the relative importance of these influences remains stable in times of major social changes. In this study, two different generations of Czech middle…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Social Change, Social Systems, Democracy
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Ferguson, Kristin M.; Bender, Kimberly; Thompson, Sanna J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
This study identified predictors of transience among homeless emerging adults in three cities. A total of 601 homeless emerging adults from Los Angeles, Austin, and Denver were recruited using purposive sampling. Ordinary least squares regression results revealed that significant predictors of greater transience include White ethnicity, high…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Homeless People, Young Adults, Urban Areas
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Nelson, Larry J.; Duan, Xin xing; Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Luster, Stephanie S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Past work in China has revealed that approximately 60% of young people in China consider themselves to be adults. However, no work, prior to this study, has been done examining either the views of Chinese parents regarding their children's adult status or the criteria that Chinese parents use in determining whether or not their children have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Young Adults, Parents
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Halpern-Meekin, Sarah – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Attitudes formed in adolescence create a foundation for family-formation decisions in adulthood. Drawing on qualitative interviews with fifty American adolescents, this article details five relationship-relevant factors that emerge in the teens' discussions of their relationship views. These are personal communication style, divorce acceptance,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Interviews, Adolescent Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Lippman, Julia R.; Greenwood, Dara N. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
The present study employs a mixed methods approach to understanding the psychological functions and contexts of music use. Seventy-six emerging adults selected a single piece of music that they considered personally significant and elaborated on the reasons for this significance in response to written prompts. A constant comparative analysis of…
Descriptors: Music, Psychology, Grounded Theory, Comparative Analysis
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Lansu, Tessa A. M.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Although peer status has been studied extensively in childhood and adolescence, little is known about social status in peer groups of emerging adults. The current study filled this gap by testing whether preference and popularity are distinct dimensions of peer status and uniquely associated with social behavior in emerging adulthood. Participants…
Descriptors: Social Status, Social Behavior, Young Adults, Social Isolation
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Lin, Wan-Ying; Cheong, Pauline Hope; Kim, Yong-Chan; Jung, Joo-Young – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2010
Asian youths are embracing communication technologies at a burgeoning rate, yet interesting differences in Internet access and use exist among this younger generation. Our empirical investigation provides a rich and comparative look into what Asian youths do online, with an emphasis on an understudied area: their civic uses of new media. Data…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Games, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Males, Michael – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
Increasingly influential theories hold that the "teenage brain" suffers cognitive flaws that impel risk taking. Aside from warnings by leading researchers that brain science is insufficiently advanced to yield definitive findings that teenage behaviors are internally driven, the belief that adolescents take excessive risks has been developed using…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Poverty, Crime, Traffic Safety
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Watzlawik, Meike – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
During adolescence, identity development reaches its crucial point. Siblings foster the search for their own uniqueness through social comparisons. These comparisons can lead to identification ("I am like you." or "We are special.") as well as deidentification ("I am different from you!"). In this study, 204 siblings were interviewed to determine…
Descriptors: Twins, Identification, Age Differences, Adolescents
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Lau, May; Markham, Christine; Lin, Hua; Flores, Glenn; Chacko, Mariam R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
Dating behaviors and sexual attitudes of Asian-American youth were examined in a cross-sectional, mixed-methods study in the context of adherence to Asian values, measured by the Asian Values Scale (AVS). In all, 31 Asian-American adolescents (age 14-18 years old) from a Houston community center were interviewed regarding dating behaviors and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Community Centers, Dating (Social)
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Nalkur, Priya G. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
This study compares hope in street youth, former street youth, and school youth (aged 12-18) in Tanzania. Responding to Snyder's hope theory, the author argues that not only personal agency but also the stability of living context (street, shelter, home) shapes hopefulness. Employing qualitative and quantitative analyses, the author presents a…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Foreign Countries, Youth, Comparative Analysis
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Jackson, Todd; Chen, Hong – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
This research assessed the extent to which sociocultural factors implicated in explanations of weight dissatisfaction among young Western females extend to sources of body image concern in emerging adult and adolescent males from the People's Republic of China. In Study 1, 219 Mainland Chinese male university students completed measures of stature…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Body Weight, Sociocultural Patterns, Late Adolescents
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Lanz, Margherita; Tagliabue, Semira – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
Italian emerging adults stay at home with their parents until they marry. Being involved in a romantic relationship may be considered one precursor of the success of the transition to adulthood. In this study, 92 dating and 84 nondating emerging adults were compared on when they left the parental home and their future plans. They were also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Young Adults, Intimacy
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