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ERIC Number: EJ907916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
New Zealand Youth Benefit from Being Connected to Their Family, School, Peer Group and Community
Jose, Paul E.; Pryor, Jan
Youth Studies Australia, v29 n4 p30-37 Dec 2010
Data were obtained from about 1,700 New Zealand adolescents annually for three years to assess their connectedness to family, school, peer group and community as well as other indicators of adolescent functioning. Key results were that a sense of connection predicted better psychological wellbeing over time; in turn, wellbeing predicted higher family and school connectedness over time; and of the four types of connectedness, family connectedness proved to be the most powerful and salubrious. Over the three years of the study, family and school connectedness declined, peer connectedness remained relatively stable, and community connectedness increased. Policy implications are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand