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ERIC Number: ED417003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 9
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Contexts of Adolescent Worries: Impacts of Ethnicity, Gender, Family Structure and Socioeconomic Status.
Chang, I. Joyce
Understanding the contexts of adolescents' worries can provide valuable information to improve the adolescent's well-being. This study compared the worries of Caucasian adolescents and minority adolescents (Native American, African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American). Over 2,300 high school volunteers participated. Student worries were measured by means of a list of 29 issues, including personal, family, peer, and personal. Results indicated that minority status and gender have effects on adolescents' worries. Minority adolescents were more likely to worry than white adolescents, and female adolescents were more likely to worry than males. The most frequently reported worries were grades, graduating from high school, relationships with parents, and looks. (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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