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Perry, Justin C.; Fisher, Alexandra L.; Caemmerer, Jacqueline M.; Keith, Timothy Z.; Poklar, Ashley E. – Youth & Society, 2018
Self-regulation is a well-known construct in educational and psychological research, as it is often related to academic success and well-being. Drawing from criticisms of a lack of context applied to the investigation of this construct, the current study examined the multi-dimensional role of social support (teachers, parents, peers) and coping…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Coping, Self Management, Independent Study
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Mahmoudi, Hojjat; Brown, Monica R.; Amani Saribagloo, Javad; Dadashzadeh, Shiva – Youth & Society, 2018
This aim of this current research was a multi-level analysis of the relationship between school culture, basic psychological needs, and adolescents' academic alienation. One thousand twenty-nine (N = 1,029) high school students from Qom City were randomly selected through a multi-phase cluster sampling method and answered questions regarding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Culture, Psychological Patterns, Adolescents
Hurd, Noelle M.; Hussain, Saida; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Youth & Society, 2018
The current study examined whether students' perceptions of school disorder influenced their psychosocial outcomes directly and indirectly via connectedness to school. The current study also explored moderation by the presence of a supportive figure in the school and investigated gender differences. Participants were 28,104 high school students.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High School Students, Educational Environment, Student Development
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Boylan, Rebecca L.; Renzulli, Linda – Youth & Society, 2017
Dropout is a major issue facing our country's schools; however, many students who drop out of school later go on to finish their degree either by returning to high school or by earning a General Education Development (GED) credential. Despite this, there has been relatively little research on these students who "stopout" of high school.…
Descriptors: Dropouts, At Risk Students, High School Students, Reentry Students
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Peguero, Anthony A.; Bondy, Jennifer M.; Hong, Jun Sung – Youth & Society, 2017
The focus of this study is to investigate school bonding among adolescents in immigrant families using a segmented assimilation theoretical framework. Data are drawn from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002, a nationally representative sample of 10th graders. We focus on a subsample consisting of 9,870 first- (N = 1,170, 12 %), second- (N =…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Immigrants, Acculturation, Longitudinal Studies
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Liu, Yangyang; Lu, Zuhong – Youth & Society, 2017
The present study sought to examine the relationship between Chinese high school students' academic self-efficacy and their academic-related boredom. Another objective was to explore the moderating effects of mono-amine-oxidase type A ("MAOA") gene polymorphism on this relationship. In a sample of 514 Chinese high school students, we…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Ability, Self Efficacy, Student Motivation
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Debnam, Katrina J.; Howard, Donna E.; Garza, Mary A.; Green, Kerry M. – Youth & Society, 2017
Adolescence is a particularly important and challenging time for developing long-lasting romantic relationship patterns. However, limited empirical research has explored teen perceptions of ideal partner characteristics during adolescence or their significance to the quality of current and future relationships. Semi-structured in-depth interviews…
Descriptors: Females, Dating (Social), Violence, Victims
Diemer, Matthew A.; Rapa, Luke J.; Park, Catalina J.; Perry, Justin C. – Youth & Society, 2017
This article details the development and validation of a measure of critical consciousness, defined as the capacity of oppressed or marginalized people to critically analyze their social and political conditions, endorsement of societal equality, and action to change perceived inequities. In Study 1, an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity, Factor Analysis
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Blair, Bethany L.; Fletcher, Anne C.; Gaskin, Erin R. – Youth & Society, 2015
The primary aim of this study was to examine how and why adolescents make decisions regarding whether to conduct their communication via texting versus calling features of cellular telephones. Individual semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted with 41 adolescents aged 14 to 18 focusing on their use of calling and texting when…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Decision Making, Telecommunications, Written Language
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Dinaj-Koci, Veronica; Chen, Xinguang; Deveaux, Lynette; Lunn, Sonja; Li, Xiaoming; Wang, Bo; Braithwaite, Nanika; Marshall, Sharon; Gomez, Perry; Stanton, Bonita – Youth & Society, 2015
Dramatic changes occur in abstract reasoning, physical maturation, familial relationships and risk exposure during adolescence. It is probable that delivery of behavioral interventions addressing decision-making during the preadolescent period and later in adolescence would result in different impacts. We evaluated the intervention effects of an…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Communicable Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention
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Aratani, Yumiko; Cooper, Janice L. – Youth & Society, 2015
This article uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to examine the relationship between running away from home between the ages of 12 and 14 and dropping from high school among youth. Propensity score matching was conducted in estimating the effect of running away on high school dropout while controlling for confounding…
Descriptors: Correlation, Runaways, Homeless People, Early Adolescents
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Krahn, Harvey J.; Howard, Andrea L.; Galambos, Nancy L. – Youth & Society, 2015
Youth today spend years moving in and out of different education and employment statuses until they settle into stable employment. This 14-year Canadian longitudinal study reveals how month-to-month fluctuations in employment and educational statuses from age 19 to 25 predict employment success at age 32. Early employment instability was linked to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Employment, Prediction
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Willits, Dale; Broidy, Lisa M.; Denman, Kristine – Youth & Society, 2015
Research on drug markets indicates that they are not randomly distributed. Instead they are concentrated around specific types of places. Theoretical and empirical literature implicates routine activities and social disorganization processes in this distribution. In the current study, we examine whether, consistent with these theories, drug…
Descriptors: Crime, Drug Abuse, Neighborhoods, Schools
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Booth, Margaret Zoller; Gerard, Jean M. – Youth & Society, 2014
This mixed-methods longitudinal project investigates the association between student perceptions of their schools and themselves. Findings from the first two waves of data analysis with 894 middle and high school students in a midsized Great Lakes city reveal similarities and differences between the grade levels (7th-10th) and their perceptions of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Middle School Students, High School Students, Developmental Stages
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James, Anthony G.; Lester, Ashlie M.; Brooks, Greg – Youth & Society, 2014
The transmission model of religious socialization was tested using a sample of American Jewish parents and adolescents. The authors expected that measures of religiousness among parents would be associated with those among their children. Interaction effects of denominational membership were also tested. Data were collected from a sample of 233…
Descriptors: Jews, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Factors, Socialization
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