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Sanchez, Zila M.; Opaleye, Emerita Satiro; Chaves, Tharcila V.; Noto, Ana R.; Nappo, Solange A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Researches have emphasized religiosity as a protective factor against drug use although the mechanism through which it occurs is still unknown. This article aims to explore religious beliefs that could prevent drug use among youth. Three sources of qualitative data were used: participant observation in 21 religious institutions, semistructured…
Descriptors: Protestants, Participant Observation, Narcotics, Focus Groups
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Eisenberg, Anna; Bauermeister, Jose A.; Pingel, Emily; Johns, Michelle Marie; Santana, Matthew Leslie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Conceptualizations of safer sex practices among young gay men (YGM) are frequently structured around communication between partners and the subsequent utilization or absence of condoms in a sexual encounter. Drawing on a sample of 34 in-depth interviews with YGM, ages 18 to 24, the authors explore the ways in which conceptualizations and…
Descriptors: Safety, Homosexuality, Males, Sex Education
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Scharf, Miri; Mayseless, Ofra – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
The authors examine the precursors of parenting buds (representations regarding parenting before actual parenting) by following 60 men from adolescence to emerging adulthood. Quality of relationships with parents, and attachment representations (state of mind with respect to attachment and attachment styles) assessed in adolescence, contribute to…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Attachment Behavior, Males, Young Adults
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Jones, Rachel K.; Biddlecom, Ann E.; Hebert, Luciana; Mellor, Ruth – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Based on semistructured interviews with a racially and ethnically diverse sample of 58 U.S. high school students, this study examines teens' exposure to contraceptive information from a range of sources and the extent to which they trust this information. Teens report exposure to contraceptive information from many individuals and places, most…
Descriptors: Contraception, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Interviews
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Layton, Emily; Dollahite, David C.; Hardy, Sam A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
This study explores adolescent religious commitment using qualitative data from a religiously diverse (Jewish, Christian, Muslim) sample of 80 adolescents. A new construct, "anchors of religious commitment," grounded in interview data, is proposed to describe what adolescents commit to as a part of their religious identity. Seven anchors of…
Descriptors: Jews, Religion, Adolescents, Muslims
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Joseph, Nancy; Hunter, Carla D. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
This study utilized qualitative inquiry to investigate the role of ethnic-racial socialization messages on ethnic and racial identity development among second-generation Haitians. Nine participants, ranging in age from 15 to 26, took part in individual semistructured qualitative interviews. The data were reviewed for emergent themes, as well as…
Descriptors: Socialization, Qualitative Research, Racial Identification, Haitians
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Koerner, Susan Silverberg; Korn, Marcella; Dennison, Renee Peltz; Witthoft, Sara – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
The present research examined adolescents' views of their future with respect to money and financial well-being via an open-ended question and inductive content analysis. The participants were adolescents (N = 255) whose parents were divorced between 5 and 24 months at the time of data collection. The most common worries pertained to (a) being…
Descriptors: Divorce, College Students, Family Income, Quality of Life
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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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Johnson, Sara K.; Goldman, Jane A.; Garey, Anita I.; Britner, Preston A.; Weaver, Shannon E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
The study investigates the experiences of emerging adults who had worked as counselors at overnight summer camps; identity-related issues emerge as most salient in the analysis of in-depth interviews conducted with 12 women and 8 men from 8 camps. Their descriptions portray the identity exploration that took place within the camp context, through…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Recreational Activities, Adolescent Development, Role Models
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Kogan, Steven M.; Wejnert, Cyprian; Chen, Yi-fu; Brody, Gene H.; Slater, LaTrina M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Obtaining representative samples from populations of emerging adults who do not attend college is challenging for researchers. This article introduces respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a method for obtaining representative samples of hard-to-reach but socially interconnected populations. RDS combines a prescribed method for chain referral with a…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mathematical Models, Legislators, African American Education
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Manning, Wendy D.; Cohen, Jessica A.; Smock, Pamela J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Emerging adults are increasingly cohabiting, but few studies have considered the role of social context in the formation of their views of cohabitation. Drawing on 40 semistructured interviews with dating couples, we explored the role of romantic partners, family, and peers on evaluations of cohabitation. In couples where each member had a…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Role, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Environment
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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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Daha, Maryam – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
The data drawn from interviews with 55 second-generation Iranian American adolescents revealed that pride in ancient Persian culture, the adolescents' physical characteristics, perceived stereotypes, and community point of reference all combined to affect ethnic identity as well as to reinforce a sense of ethnic loyalty. The contextual factors…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Religion, Jews, Cultural Activities
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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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Polvere, Lauren – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Though research has focused on clinical characteristics and behavioral problems of youth in out-of-home mental health placement settings, few studies have examined how adolescents and emerging adults (Arnett, 2000) experience and make sense of treatment. In this study, semistructured interviews regarding the experience of mental health placement…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Mental Health, Advocacy, Youth
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