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Harris, Kathleen Mullan; Lee, Hedwig; DeLeone, Felicia Yang – Journal of Family Issues, 2010
This article explores the relationships among early marriage (before age 26 years), cohabitation, and health for African Americans and Whites during the transition to adulthood using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). The study examines three categories of health outcomes relevant to young adulthood: physical…
Descriptors: African Americans, Body Composition, Physical Health, Drinking
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Chun, Heejung; Mobley, Michael – Journal of Adolescence, 2010
Based on Jessor's theory (1987) the comparability of a second-order problem behavior model (SPBM) was investigated across gender and grade-level among adolescents. In addition, gender and grade-level differences in problem behavior engagement were addressed examining latent mean differences. Using a sample of 6504 adolescents drawn from the…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Adolescents, Sexuality, Behavior Change
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Vaughan, Christine A.; Halpern, Carolyn T. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2010
A theoretical model of gender differences in depressive symptoms during adolescence was evaluated using data from Waves I and II of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The theoretical model under examination was primarily informed by the gender-additive model of gender differences in depressive symptoms during adolescence…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Body Composition, Mediation Theory, Probability
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Mo, Yun; Singh, Kusum – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2008
This study focused on parents' relationships and involvement in their children's lives and the effects on the students' school engagement and school performance. The study used the Wave I data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). The data on seventh and eighth grade students' school and family experiences were…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Spriggs, Aubrey L.; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2008
The association between sexual debut timing and depressive symptomatology in adolescence and emerging adulthood was examined using data from Waves I, II and III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Respondents who reported never having sexual intercourse at Wave I and were 18-22 years of age at Wave III were included (n =…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Depression (Psychology), Sexuality, Young Adults
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Crosnoe, Robert – Sociology of Education, 2007
Obesity is a health condition, but its consequences extend far beyond the realm of health. To illuminate an important route by which the experience of obesity can filter into the status attainment process, this study drew on nationally representative data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to test a social psychological…
Descriptors: Obesity, Females, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Attainment
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Meadows, Sarah O. – Social Forces, 2007
Despite an apparent connection, depression and delinquency have rarely been examined simultaneously. Instead, research has examined each topic separately and emphasized gender differences--rather than similarities--in outcomes. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this paper examines possible parallel pathways between social…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Depression (Psychology), Delinquency, Adolescents
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Riegle-Crumb, Catherine; Farkas, George; Muller, Chandra – Sociology of Education, 2006
This article examines the role of friends in girls' and boys' advanced course taking and explores whether friends' characteristics are particularly important for girls' math and science attainment. With the use of data from Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Heath, the results indicate that…
Descriptors: Females, Males, Advanced Courses, Adolescents
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Meadows, Sarah O.; Brown, J. Scott; Elder, Glen H., Jr. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2006
Stressful transitions in adolescence increase depressive symptoms, especially among girls. However, little is known about this risk as adolescents mature into young adulthood, especially about how parental support affects depression trajectories during this period. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this analysis…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Risk
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Caldwell, Roslyn M.; Wiebe, Richard P.; Cleveland, H. Harrington – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2006
This study examined the ability of future certainty--an individual's perception of future stability, operationalized as the likelihood of certain life outcomes--to explain variance in delinquency and school adjustment, while controlling for economic, neighborhood, and family factors, among a cross-sectional sample of 1422 male and 1562 female…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Student Adjustment, African Americans, Adolescents
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Franke, Todd M. – Prevention Researcher, 2003
Violence among American youth is a significant societal problem. The past decade witnessed juvenile arrests for violence, weapons, drugs, and curfew violations peak in the mid 90's. Analogous to the arrest trends for older juveniles, the arrest rate for young offenders rose 63% from 1987 until 1994 when it declined slightly. Since that time,…
Descriptors: Violence, Young Adults, Adolescents, Juvenile Justice