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Hurd, Noelle M.; Stoddard, Sarah A.; Zimmerman, Marc A. – Child Development, 2013
This study explored how neighborhood characteristics may relate to African American adolescents' internalizing symptoms via adolescents' social support and perceptions of neighborhood cohesion. Participants included 571 urban, African American adolescents (52% female; "M" age = 17.8). A multilevel path analysis testing both direct and…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Adolescent Development, Mental Health, African American Students
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Benner, Aprile D.; Graham, Sandra – Child Development, 2011
Changes in perceptions of discrimination were examined with 668 Latino students (62% Mexican American; 56% female; M[subscript age] = 14.6 years). Adolescents' reports of discrimination increased across the first 2 years of high school. Perceptions of discrimination were higher for boys and for primary language brokers, as well as for adolescents…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mexican Americans, Adolescents, Path Analysis