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Schilling, Oliver K.; Wahl, Hans-Werner; Boerner, Kathrin; Horowitz, Amy; Reinhardt, Joann P.; Cimarolli, Verena R.; Brennan-Ing, Mark; Heckhausen, Jutta – Developmental Psychology, 2016
The present study addresses older adults' developmental regulation when faced with progressive and irreversible vision loss. We used the motivational theory of life span development as a conceptual framework and examined changes in older adults' striving for control over everyday goal achievement, and their association with affective well-being,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Development, Visual Impairments, Well Being
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Leonard, Noelle R.; Rajan, Sonali; Gwadz, Marya V.; Aregbesola, Temi – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
The heightened level of risk for HIV infection among Black and Latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM) is driven by multilevel influences. Using cross-sectional data, we examined HIV testing patterns among urban YMSM of color in a high-HIV seroprevalence area (ages 16 to 21 years). Self-reported frequency of testing was high, with 42% of…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), At Risk Persons, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
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Small, Latoya A.; Jackson, Jerrold; Gopalan, Geetha; McKay, Mary McKernan – Research on Social Work Practice, 2015
Background: Youth living in poverty face compounding familial and environmental was challenges in utilizing effective community mental health services. Ongoing stressors increase their drop-out rate in mental health service use. Difficulties also exist in staying engaged in services when involved with the child welfare system. This study examines…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Youth, Family Needs, Family Relationship