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Saldanha, Kennedy; D'Souza, Barnabe; Madangopal, Dakshayani – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
For street children in Mumbai, gambling is mostly a social and recreational activity. This study is based on data gathered from a survey of 70 youths aged 12 to 24, two focus groups, and participant observation. It offers glimpses into various facets of their gambling, including age patterns, games played, venues, and how group and street…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Addictive Behavior, Children, Recreational Activities
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Spencer, Renée; Walsh, Jill; Liang, Belle; Mousseau, Angela M. Desilva; Lund, Terese J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
This study sought to better understand the relationship between affluence and elevated risk for psychosocial distress among adolescent girls. In-depth qualitative interviews at two time points with three cohorts of girls (sixth-, eighth-, and 10th grade; T1 n = 57, T2 n = 58) from two independent girls schools Grades 6 to 12, along with their…
Descriptors: Females, Advantaged, Stress Variables, Peer Relationship
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Stavropoulos, Vasilis; Kuss, Daria; Griffiths, Mark; Motti-Stefanidi, Frosso – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Over the last decade, research on Internet addiction (IA) has increased. However, almost all studies in the area are cross-sectional and do not examine the context in which Internet use takes place. Therefore, a longitudinal study examined the role of conscientiousness (as a personality trait) and classroom hostility (as a contextual factor) in…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Adolescent Attitudes, Internet, Addictive Behavior
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Males, Mike A.; Brown, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
Respondents, in "A Mistaken Account of the Age-Crime Curve: Response to Males and Brown," dispute our finding that virtually all of the discrepancy in violent crime rates between adolescents/emerging adults versus older adults is explained not by young age per se but by higher poverty levels among the young. Our rejoinder argues that…
Descriptors: Crime, Poverty, Age Differences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Pingel, Emily S.; Bauermeister, Jose A.; Johns, Michelle M.; Eisenberg, Anna; Leslie-Santana, Matthew – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Internet use provides a vital opportunity for sexual-minority youth to learn about sexual desires and pursue partnerships otherwise publically stigmatized. Researchers, however, have portrayed the Internet as an inherently risky venue for HIV or sexually transmitted infection (STI) transmission among young gay men (YGM). We therefore investigated…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Males, Sexual Identity, Internet
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Demant, Jakob; Ravn, Signe – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
This article discusses how Danish parents and their children communicate trust. Based on Niklas Luhmann's sociological theory, the article explores new aspects of communication about alcohol-related rules. The analysis shows how the parents emphasize the importance of communicating trust, while the adolescents, on the other hand, observe the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trust (Psychology), Parent Child Relationship, Drinking
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Cederbaum, Julie A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Mother-daughter communication plays an influential role in adolescent development. The impact of maternal HIV infection on family communication is not clear. This study explores how living with HIV impacts sexual risk communication between mothers and daughters and whether maternal HIV status influences adolescent choices about engagement in HIV…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Adolescent Development, Mothers, Daughters
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Christofides, Emily; Muise, Amy; Desmarais, Serge – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Social network websites are widely used by adolescents, but disclosing in this environment has inherent risks, as does connecting with others online. In a sample of 256 adolescent "Facebook" users, the authors explore the relationship between having a negative experience, privacy knowledge, and behavior. Their reports of bad experiences on…
Descriptors: Risk, Adolescents, Ethics, Social Networks
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Pettigrew, Jonathan; Miller-Day, Michelle; Krieger, Janice; Hecht, Michael L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Rural adolescents are at risk for early initiation and problematic substance use, but to date few studies have examined the rural context of substance use. To better understand substance offers in the rural context, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 118, 12- to 19-year-old adolescents (M = 13.68, SD = 1.37) from Appalachian, rural…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Prevention, Adolescents, Semi Structured Interviews
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Blair, Bethany L.; Fletcher, Anne C. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Cellular telephones have become an increasingly prevalent feature of contemporary American life, with usage often beginning during early adolescence. With this in mind, twenty 7th graders and their mothers participated in separate qualitative interviews regarding early adolescents' use of cell phones as well as perceived risks and benefits of such…
Descriptors: Social Status, Mothers, Early Adolescents, Telecommunications
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Frye, Alice A.; Liem, Joan H. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
This article examines depressive symptoms over a 4-year period in a racially diverse community sample of 1,143 18- to 22-year-old emerging adults using latent growth and mixture modeling and data collected at three time points. Participants were high school seniors randomly chosen from nine public schools in a metropolitan region in the…
Descriptors: Poverty, Risk, Depression (Psychology), Young Adults
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Smith, Jennifer L.; Skinner, S. Rachel; Fenwick, Jennifer – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Grounded theory principles were systematically employed to reveal key differences in pregnancy risk and underlying disparities in contraceptive use in (a) never-pregnant (b) pregnant-terminated and (c) pregnant-continued teenagers. Analysis of 69 semistructured interviews revealed a bicausal model of pregnancy protection that accounted for…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Pregnancy, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Salaam, Abeeb Olufemi – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
The current study explores the major challenges (in the form of risk factors) that may influence unemployed youths' involvement in gang and criminal activity in Lagos, Nigeria. A combination of techniques (e.g., oral, in-depth interviews, and questionnaires) were used for the data collection. The computed outcomes establish some of the major…
Descriptors: Prevention, Criminals, Risk, Foreign Countries
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Pryce, Julia M.; Samuels, Gina Miranda – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2010
This interpretive study examines how childhood history and the personal experience of being mothered impact the meaning attributed to motherhood among young mothers aging out of the child welfare system. Through the use of an interpretive approach, findings are derived from interviews with 15 females who reported an experience of pregnancy or…
Descriptors: Mothers, Child Welfare, Pregnancy, Risk
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DeLisi, Matt; Wright, John Paul; Vaughn, Michael G.; Beaver, Kevin M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2010
Recognition of the interplay between nature and nurture is decades old in fields such as psychiatry, but other fields in the social sciences continue to be hampered by the idea that social and biological variables compete for explanatory relevance. In a recent study of the adolescent brain and risk taking, Males critiqued biologically oriented…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Psychiatry, Psychopathology, Adolescents
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