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Gee, Christina B.; Nicholson, Melba J.; Osborne, Lori N.; Rhodes, Jean E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
This study examined social support and social strain in the sibling relationships of 536 adolescent mothers, primarily African American, low-income, and attending an alternative school. Findings indicate that older sisters were nominated twice as often as any other sibling group as a source of support. Older sister support was not associated with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anxiety, Black Mothers, Black Youth
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Holifield, Joseph E.; Nelson, W. Michael, III; Hart, Kathleen J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2002
Explored psychological effects of sexual abuse in adolescents by comparing Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory profiles of sexually abused adolescents with those of nonabused adolescents with behavior problems. Found significant differences on four of the scales. Sexually abused adolescents revealed more severe pychopathology than the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Behavior Problems, Comparative Analysis
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Garber, Judy; Little, Stephanie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1999
Examined predictors of competence among children of depressed mothers. Found that students that were competent at eighth grade had greater achievement commitment, more positive coping, better family relationships, and greater social support at Grade 6 than eighth graders whose competence decreased between Grade 6 and 8. Among adolescents…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, At Risk Persons, Comparative Analysis, Competence
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Welsh, Deborah P.; Galliher, Renee V.; Powers, Sally I. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1998
Used two approaches to examine mothers', adolescents', and observers' discrepancies in perceptions of family interaction in rural, working-class families. Results using the divergent-realities approach support a developmental lifespan perspective positing that developmental tasks influence perception. Results using perceived-inequalities approach…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis