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Orth, Ulrich; Erol, Ruth Yasemin; Ledermann, Thomas; Grob, Alexander – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Common sense suggests that romantic partners tend to be interdependent in their well-being and self-esteem. The authors tested the degree to which codevelopment in romantic partners (i.e., development in similar directions) is due to mutual influence between partners or due to the effects of shared environment, using longitudinal data from 5…
Descriptors: Well Being, Self Esteem, Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship
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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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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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Meng, Christine; Cheng, Ya-Fang – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study used the actor-partner interdependence mediation model to examine the association among parents' depressive symptoms, sense of mastery, and parent involvement. To address the research goal, this study conducted secondary analysis using the cross-sectional data collected from the 2000 cohort of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Parent Participation, Preschool Children
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Williams, Susan G. – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
High school students are maturing physically, psychosocially, and sexually. Some may be unsure of their sexual orientation. The purpose of the study was to determine whether students who self-identified as homosexual-lesbian/gay, bisexual (LGB), and unsure of sexual orientation had more stressful life events (SLEs), perceived stress, bullying…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Sexual Orientation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), School Nurses
May, Emily M.; Azar, Sandra T.; Matthews, Stephen A. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood is associated with heightened risk for poor school readiness and health outcomes in early childhood, and the home environment is thought to be a primary mechanism by which neighborhood context impacts preschoolers. This study examined the effects of neighborhood concentrated disadvantage and neighborhood…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Neighborhoods, At Risk Students, School Readiness
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Vandell, Deborah Lowe; Burchinal, Margaret; Pierce, Kim M. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Relations between early child care and adolescent functioning at the end of high school (EOHS; M age = 18.3 years) were examined in a prospective longitudinal study of 1,214 children. Controlling for extensive measures of family background, early child care was associated with academic standing and behavioral adjustment at the EOHS. More…
Descriptors: Young Children, High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Family Environment
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Jobin, Joelle; Wrosch, Carsten – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2016
This study examined age-related associations between goal disengagement capacities, emotional distress, and disease severity across older adulthood. Given that an age-related increase in the experience of stressors might render important goals unattainable, it is expected that goal disengagement capacities would predict a decrease in the severity…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Diseases, Emotional Response, Stress Variables
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Goodmon, Leilani B.; Middleditch, Ashlea M.; Childs, Bethany; Pietrasiuk, Stacey E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of a positive psychology course on student well-being, depressive symptoms, and stress in a repeated measure, nonequivalent control design. As hypothesized, the positive psychology students reported higher overall happiness, life satisfaction, routes to happiness, and lower depressive…
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychology, Depression (Psychology), Stress Management
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UmaƱa-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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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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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