ERIC Number: EJ794592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 34
Family and School Spillover in Adolescents' Daily Lives
Flook, Lisa; Fuligni, Andrew J.
Child Development, v79 n3 p776-787 May-Jun 2008
This study examined spillover between daily family stressors and school problems among 589 ninth-grade students (mean age = 14.9 years) from Mexican, Chinese, and European backgrounds. Spillover was examined using a daily diary methodology in which adolescents reported on their school and family experiences each day for 2 weeks. Analyses using hierarchical linear modeling revealed reciprocal spillover effects between adolescents' daily functioning in the family and school domains that spanned several days. Longitudinal analyses indicated that spillover between family stressors and school problems also occurs across the high school years, from 9th to 12th grade, and that both are predictive of poorer academic performance in 12th grade. These findings have practical implications for adolescents' academic achievement trajectories and general well-being.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 9, High School Students, Student Problems, Family Problems, Anxiety, Mexican Americans, Chinese Americans, Whites, Student Journals, Longitudinal Studies, Academic Achievement, Grade 12
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools
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