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Beaumont, Sherry L.; Cheyne, J. Allan – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1998
Examined meaning of interruptions in conversations of 56 adolescent girls conversing with their mothers or same-gender friends. Found that girls used more confirming interruptions and rejecting simultaneous speech than mothers. Functions of interruptions and simultaneous speech were the same with mothers and friends. Results suggest that increased…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Females, Friendship
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Walker, Tavi R.; Ehrenberg, Marion F. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1998
Explored relationship between undergraduate students' perceptions of the reasons for their parents' divorces and their own feelings of security in romantic relationships. Found that 73% described insecure attachment styles. Perceived reasons for divorce involving expressions of overt anger, involvement of children, and extramarital affairs were…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Divorce, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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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
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Moran, James R.; Fleming, Candace M.; Somervell, Philip; Manson, Spero M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1999
Used an empirically based strategy to develop a measure of ethnic identity among American Indian adolescents, focusing on degree to which respondents identified with Indian culture and with White culture. Exploratory factor analysis examined the structure of ethnic identity, and resulting models were tested with confirmatory factor analysis.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, American Indians
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Taub, Diane E.; Blinde, Elaine M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1994
Adolescents and individuals participating in activities that emphasize body shape and control have been identified as risk groups for eating disorders. A study sought to determine whether certain groups of adolescent females are more vulnerable to disordered eating patterns or usage of pathogenic weight control techniques. Involvement in organized…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Athletes, Body Weight
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Flannery, Daniel J.; And Others – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1994
Provides an overview of research on emotional expression and emotional experience during adolescence, defined as the period between the ages of 10 and 21 years. Reviews methodological issues related to this research, and reviews research in the two major content areas of biological influences on emotional expression and experience, and emotion in…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Affection, Affective Behavior
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McDonough, Marsha Laye; And Others – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1994
Examined the degree to which affect regulation in the family as a whole would be linked to a particular quality of marital relationships--individuation. Found that individuated marital systems were associated with more positive affective tone, better conflict resolution, greater optimization of individual development within family relationships,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Affective Behavior, Family Influence, Family Relationship
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Maharaj, Sherry I.; Connolly, Jennifer A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1994
A study investigated the ethnocultural composition of the peer networks of 896 suburban high school students. Results indicated that gender mix, setting mix, and frequency of contact significantly differed across homogenous, integrated, and heterogeneous peer structures, demonstrating the mitigating impact of environmental factors on the interplay…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Relations
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Santolupo, Silvana; Pratt, Michael W. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1994
This study investigated parental socialization of adolescent political reasoning from a Vygotskian cognitive socialization perspective. Discussions between mothers and their adolescent sons or daughters were examined using a transactive dialogue system and were related to the adolescent's age and gender and to family parenting style. As predicted,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Mothers, Parent Influence
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