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ERIC Number: EJ775040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Families, Urban Neighborhood Youth Centers, and Peers as Contexts for Development
Anderson, Stephen A.; Sabatelli, Ronald M.; Kosutic, Iva
Family Relations, v56 n4 p346-357 Oct 2007
Three social contexts--family, neighborhood youth centers, and peer relationships--were examined in relation to several measures of adjustment among 1,406 mostly minority, inner-city adolescents. Family and center involvement were directly related to 3 of the 4 adjustment measures (i.e., achievement orientation, emotion regulation, attitudes toward school). Peer connections interacted with family and center involvement to also predict these variables. Substance use, the fourth adjustment measure, was related only to family involvement. Significant 3-way interactions suggested that within urban settings, favorable attitudes toward school may best be achieved when family, neighborhood youth center, and peer involvement are all strong. The combined effects of these 3 contexts appear to be greater among younger adolescents. Implications for promoting urban youth development programs are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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