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Butler-Barnes, Sheretta T.; Martin, Pamela P.; Copeland-Linder, Nikeea; Seaton, Eleanor K.; Matusko, Niki; Caldwell, Cleopatra H.; Jackson, James S. – Youth & Society, 2018
For many Black adolescents, racial discrimination increases the risk of developing adverse psychological outcomes. The purpose of this study is to investigate the interrelationships among religious involvement, racial discrimination, and psychological outcomes among a nationally representative sample of African American adolescents and Caribbean…
Descriptors: African Americans, Blacks, Racial Discrimination, Correlation
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Keles, Serap; Friborg, Oddgeir; Idsøe, Thormod; Sirin, Selcuk; Oppedal, Brit – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
The present study was designed to understand differences between unaccompanied refugees who retained or achieved good mental health ("healthy" or "resilient") and those who maintained or developed poor mental health ("clinical" and "vulnerable"). Using person-based analyses, the role of pre-migration…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Acculturation, Refugees, Adolescents
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Vela, Javier Cavazos; Guerra, Federico; Garcia, Christian; Hinojosa, Yvette – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
A quantitative, predictive design was used to explore how positive psychology, mental health, and cultural factors influenced Latina/o adolescents' college-going beliefs. By using multiple regression analysis, findings indicated that hope and life satisfaction were significant predictors of college-going beliefs. We provide a discussion regarding…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, College Attendance, Predictor Variables
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Fanti, Kostas A.; Kimonis, Eva – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Investigating heterogeneity in antisocial behavior early in life is essential for understanding the etiology, development, prognosis, and treatment of these problems. Data from the longitudinal National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) study of Early Child Care were used to identify homogeneous groups of young antisocial children…
Descriptors: Young Children, Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Biology
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Malooly, Ashley M.; Flannery, Kaitlin M.; Ohannessian, Christine McCauley – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
Previous studies have found evidence for gender and racial/ethnic differences in depressive symptoms in adolescence; however, the mechanisms driving this relationship are poorly understood. The goal of this study was to examine the role of individual differences in dispositional coping in the relationships between gender and depressive…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Adolescents
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Miller, Byron – Youth & Society, 2017
Previous studies find that romantic relationships adversely affect adolescents' psychological well-being, yet none examine the differential effects of adolescent romance for same-race and interracial daters. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), I find that heterosexual adolescents in same-race…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Depression (Psychology), Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship
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Leonardo, Jennifer Braga – Youth & Society, 2016
This study investigated the contribution of assimilation, sociodemographic factors, and social supports to depressive symptoms in immigrant adolescents, using Waves I and II of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (N = 4,263). Immigrant adolescents reported more risk factors and higher levels of depressive symptoms than native…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Immigrants, Adolescents, Depression (Psychology)
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Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Tynes, Brendesha M.; Toomey, Russell B.; Williams, David R.; Mitchell, Kimberly J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study examined the associations between Latino adolescents' ("n" = 219; "M" [subscript age] = 14.35; "SD" = 1.75) perceptions of ethnic discrimination in multiple settings (e.g., online, school) and several domains of adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic),…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology)
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Campione-Barr, Nicole; Lindell, Anna K.; Giron, Sonia E.; Killoren, Sarah E.; Greer, Kelly Bassett – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Disclosure, or revealing personal information to others, is important for the development and maintenance of close relationships (Jourard, 1971; Rotenberg, 1995). More recently within developmental psychology, however, the focus has been the study of adolescent disclosure to parents as a means of information management regarding their daily…
Descriptors: Sibling Relationship, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Children
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Juang, Linda P.; Hou, Yang; Bayless, Sara Douglass; Kim, Su Yeong – Developmental Psychology, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine time-varying associations of parent-adolescent cultural conflict with depressive symptoms and grade point average (GPA) among Chinese Americans from ages 11-22. We pooled two independently collected longitudinal data sets (N = 760 at Wave 1) and used time-varying effect modeling (TVEM) to show that the…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Conflict, Cultural Influences, Depression (Psychology)
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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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Yan, Jun; Aseltine, Robert H., Jr.; Harel, Ofer – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2013
Comparing regression coefficients between models when one model is nested within another is of great practical interest when two explanations of a given phenomenon are specified as linear models. The statistical problem is whether the coefficients associated with a given set of covariates change significantly when other covariates are added into…
Descriptors: Computation, Regression (Statistics), Comparative Analysis, Models
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Pössel, Patrick; Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; Sawyer, Michael G.; Spence, Susan H.; Bjerg, Annie C. – Developmental Psychology, 2013
Approximately 1/5 of adolescents develop depressive symptoms. Given that youths spend a good deal of their lives at school, it seems plausible that supportive relationships with teachers could benefit their emotional well-being. Thus, the purpose of this study is to examine the association between emotionally supportive teacher relationships and…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Questionnaires, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Gender Differences
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Kugler, Kari C.; Vasilenko, Sara A.; Butera, Nicole M.; Coffman, Donna L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Although early sexual initiation has been linked to negative outcomes, it is unknown whether these effects are causal. In this study, we use propensity score methods to estimate the causal effect of early sexual initiation on young adult sexual risk behaviors and health outcomes using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Young Adults, Adolescents, Probability
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Belsky, Jay; Ruttle, Paula L.; Boyce, W. Thomas; Armstrong, Jeffrey M.; Essex, Marilyn J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Evolutionary-minded developmentalists studying predictive-adaptive-response processes linking childhood adversity with accelerated female reproductive development and health scientists investigating the developmental origins of health and disease (DOoHaD) may be tapping the same process, whereby longer-term health costs are traded off for…
Descriptors: Females, Early Experience, Anxiety, Physiology