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ERIC Number: EJ1005579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
The Role of a Parent's Incarceration in the Emotional Health and Problem Behaviors of At-Risk Adolescents
Midgley, Erin Kathleen; Lo, Celia C.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v22 n2 p85-103 2013
The impact of a parent's incarceration and adolescents' emotional health on their substance abuse and delinquency is described for a group of at-risk 10- to 14-year-old adolescents. Data were drawn from a two-wave longitudinal study from the federally funded Children at Risk program, ongoing in five states from 1993 to 1997. Results point to a significant role played by a parent's incarceration in at-risk adolescents' problem behaviors but no mediating role played by the adolescents' emotional health. Adolescents' self-reports suggest that emotional health is associated with comparatively few problem behaviors, and associations that were observed were stronger for females than for males. The results call for further studies specifying models of the social mechanism that leads from parents' incarceration to children's problem behaviors. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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