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Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Toomey, Russell B.; Williams, David R.; Mitchell, Kimberly J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study examined the associations between Latino adolescents' ("n" = 219; "M" [subscript age] = 14.35; "SD" = 1.75) perceptions of ethnic discrimination in multiple settings (e.g., online, school) and several domains of adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic),…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology)
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Kerr, David C. R.; Reinke, Wendy M.; Eddy, J. Mark – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2013
We examined associations between adolescent problem trajectories and suicide risk outcomes in 361 community participants. Depressive symptoms (self-report) and externalizing behaviors (parent report) were assessed six times from grades 5 to 10. Parallel process linear growth curves indicated that lifetime suicide attempt history assessed to age 25…
Descriptors: Correlation, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Suicide
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Campione-Barr, Nicole; Greer, Kelly Bassett; Kruse, Anna – Child Development, 2013
Issues of equality and fairness and invasion of the personal domain, 2 previously identified topic areas of adolescent sibling conflict (N. Campione-Barr & J. G. Smetana, 2010), were examined in 145 dyads ("M" [subscript first-born] = 14.97, "SD" = 1.69 years; "M" [subscript second-born] = 12.20,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sibling Relationship, Siblings, Emotional Adjustment
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Ferguson, Gail M. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
The current study tests a prediction of Relational Discrepancy Theory (RDT; i.e., emotional distress will not accompany discrepancies in hierarchical relationships) for family obligations discrepancies among adolescent-parent dyads in Jamaica, a moderately collectivistic and hierarchical society. Ninety-five dyads reported psychological adjustment…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Family Relationship
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Zhang, Wenxin; Li, Hailei; Gong, Yanming; Ungar, Michael – School Psychology International, 2013
This study examines the role of salient external factors (family, peer and school caring relations) and internal factors (goals and aspirations, problem solving and self-efficacy, empathy, and self-awareness) in protecting adolescents experiencing interpersonal problems and academic pressure from depression. A total of 1,297 eighth and ninth grade…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Asians, Depression (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship
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Kugler, Kari C.; Vasilenko, Sara A.; Butera, Nicole M.; Coffman, Donna L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Although early sexual initiation has been linked to negative outcomes, it is unknown whether these effects are causal. In this study, we use propensity score methods to estimate the causal effect of early sexual initiation on young adult sexual risk behaviors and health outcomes using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Young Adults, Adolescents, Probability
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Flett, Gordon L.; Coulter, Lisa-Marie; Hewitt, Paul L.; Nepon, Taryn – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2011
The present study examined trait perfectionism, automatic perfectionistic thoughts, rumination, worry, and depressive symptoms in early adolescents. A group of 81 elementary school students in Grades 7 and 8 completed 5 questionnaires: the Child-Adolescent Perfectionism Scale, the Perfectionism Cognitions Inventory, the Children's Response Styles…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals), Grade 7
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Young, Jami F.; Gallop, Robert; Mufson, Laura – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2009
This article reports on mother-child conflict as an outcome and moderator of Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Adolescent Skills Training (IPT-AST), a preventive intervention for depression. Forty-one adolescents (average age = 13.37, SD = 1.19) with elevated depression symptoms were randomized to receive IPT-AST or school counseling (SC). Adolescents…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Parent Influence, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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Goossens, Lien; Soenens, Bart; Braet, Caroline – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2009
The objective of this article was to investigate the prevalence and psychological correlates of binge eating among adolescents. Self-report questionnaires were administered to a community sample of 708 adolescents (M[subscript age] = 14 years). Adolescents reporting loss of control over eating (17% of the sample) reported more eating pathology and…
Descriptors: Incidence, Eating Disorders, Pathology, Adolescents