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Kornbluh, Mariah E.; Pykett, Alisa A.; Flanagan, Constance A. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study explores whether adolescents' societal explanations regarding the causes of poverty are associated with distributive justice reasoning. Survey data were collected from 425 6th-12th graders who answered questions concerning the causes of poverty and a vignette depicting a hypothetical class project designed to assess the degree to which…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Justice
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Ghavami, Negin; Mistry, Rashmita S. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Urban middle school students (N = 1,057; M[subscript age] = 12.06) viewed Facebook-like profiles of peers who varied by race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation and indicated the social class (SC) of those peers along two dimensions--family income and social class position. As hypothesized, most profiles were perceived as middle class and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Rivenbark, Joshua G.; Copeland, William E.; Davisson, Erin K.; Gassman-Pines, Anna; Hoyle, Rick H.; Piontak, Joy R.; Russell, Michael A.; Skinner, Ann T.; Odgers, Candice L. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Adolescents in the United States live amid high levels of concentrated poverty and increasing income inequality. Poverty is robustly linked to adolescents' mental health problems; however, less is known about how perceptions of their social status and exposure to local area income inequality relate to mental health. Participants consisted of a…
Descriptors: Social Status, Mental Health, Early Adolescents, Evidence
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Fine, Adam D.; Kan, Emily; Cauffman, Elizabeth – Developmental Psychology, 2019
It is widely believed that there is a crisis of confidence in law enforcement in the United States. What remains to be seen, however, is whether adolescents actually differentiate between legal authorities and other types of authorities. Leveraging cross-sectional, nationally representative data of 12th graders from every year from 2006 to 2017…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Differences, Grade 12