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Albert, Bill, Ed.; Brown, Sarah, Ed.; Flanigan, Christine M., Ed. – 2003
This summary presents data from seven papers based on six different data sets (three national and three local). Data were collected for different purposes, in different years and places, using different interview techniques. Overall, nearly one in five adolescents has had sex before his/her 15th birthday. In early adolescence, being sexually…
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Contraception, Dating (Social), Disadvantaged Youth
Albert, Bill, Ed.; Brown, Sarah, Ed.; Flanigan, Christine M., Ed. – 2003
This collection of papers on early adolescent sexual behavior includes seven papers in two parts. Part 1, "Papers from Nationally Representative Data Sets," includes (1) "Dating and Sexual Experiences among Middle School Youth: Analyses of the NLSY97" (Elizabeth Terry-Humen and Jennifer Manlove); "(2) "Dating Behavior…
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Contraception, Dating (Social), Disadvantaged Youth
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Butts, Stefani A.; Kayukwa, Annette; Langlie, Jake; Rodriguez, Violeta J.; Alcaide, Maria L.; Chitalu, Ndashi; Weiss, Stephen M.; Jones, Deborah L. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
In sub-Saharan Africa, young women are at the highest risk of HIV infection. Comprehensive sexuality education and open parent-child communication about sex have been shown to mitigate risky sexual practices associated with HIV. This study aimed to identify sources of HIV prevention knowledge among young women aged 10-14 years and community-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Adolescents, Females
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Rivenbark, Joshua G.; Copeland, William E.; Davisson, Erin K.; Gassman-Pines, Anna; Hoyle, Rick H.; Piontak, Joy R.; Russell, Michael A.; Skinner, Ann T.; Odgers, Candice L. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Adolescents in the United States live amid high levels of concentrated poverty and increasing income inequality. Poverty is robustly linked to adolescents' mental health problems; however, less is known about how perceptions of their social status and exposure to local area income inequality relate to mental health. Participants consisted of a…
Descriptors: Social Status, Mental Health, Early Adolescents, Evidence
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McInroy, Lauren B.; Craig, Shelley L. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
Mixed methods analyses of an online survey sample (n = 4942) of sexual and/or gender minority youth (SGMY) (age 14-29) explore the relationship between participation in online fandom communities and (1) socially-mediated identity milestones and (2) self-identification, comparing fandom participating SGMY versus non-fandom participating SGMY.…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Homosexuality, Adolescents
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Gillen, Allison M. C.; Kirby, Karen; McBride, Orla; McGlinchey, Emily; Rushe, Teresa – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Background: Clinical data indicate that the rates of non-suicidal self-harm (SH) are rising and developing younger, causing increasing concern. However, to date, no United Kingdom (UK), Irish or European community based surveys have been able to determine the prevalence rates of not only "SH ideation" but also "actual incidences of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes
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Huyck, Julia Jones – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2018
Purpose: The aim of the study was to compare comprehension of spectrally degraded (noise-vocoded [NV]) speech and perceptual learning of NV speech between adolescents and young adults and examine the role of phonological processing and executive functions in this perception. Method: Sixteen younger adolescents (11-13 years), 16 older adolescents…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Developmental Stages, Prediction, Comparative Analysis
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Tomaszewski, Brianne; Smith DaWalt, Leann; Odom, Samuel L. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study examined growth trajectories of teacher-reported adaptive behavior in a diverse sample of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. The participants were 244 adolescents between the ages of 14 and 21 years who were assessed at up to four time points across two and a half years of high school. Demographic variables (age, sex, race,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents, Behavior Problems
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De Carvalho, Eloise; Skipper, Yvonne – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
A common perception of home education is that despite potential beneficial educational outcomes, children who are home educated lack social experiences and therefore show poor social development. However, previous research in this area suggests that home educated children demonstrate a range of age-appropriate social skills. This research has…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Ritchwood, Tiarney D.; Penn, Dolly; Peasant, Courtney; Albritton, Tashuna; Corbie-Smith, Giselle – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
This study examines the role of condom use knowledge and attitudes, and parent-teen communication about sex and relationship quality on reports of condom use self-efficacy among rural, African American youth. Participants were 465 North Carolinian youth (10-14 years). Results indicated that greater condom use self-efficacy was predicted by greater…
Descriptors: Rural Population, Early Adolescents, Self Efficacy, Adolescent Attitudes
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March, Alice L.; Atav, A. Serdar – Journal of School Nursing, 2010
In 2007, 48% of U.S. students of grades 9 to 12 had experienced sexual debut, 7% before the age of 13 years. Preventing early intercourse, sexually transmitted diseases, adolescent pregnancy, and the loss of educational opportunity are important concerns for nurses and educators. A secondary data analysis of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)…
Descriptors: School Safety, School Nurses, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Risk
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Messer, David – Education & Training, 2018
Purpose: In the UK, concern frequently has been voiced that young people lack appropriate employability skills. One way to address this is to provide work based placements. In general, previous research findings have indicated that young people find such placements useful because of help with career choice and relevant skills. However, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Placement, Job Skills, Employment Potential
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Webley, Paul; Nyhus, Ellen K. – Economics of Education Review, 2013
We analyze the role economic socialization plays in the economic behavior and asset accumulation of young adults by parents using data from European young adults and teenagers. We study the role of four distinct strands of economic socialization (providing pocket money, jobs at home, work for others, and parental encouragement) using a Dutch…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics, Socialization, Money Management
Rocha, Valeria – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This quantitative study examined whether Program M, an intervention targeting young women in a low-income community in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, promoted changes in gender equitable attitudes and self-efficacy in interpersonal relationships among program participants. Further, it investigated whether the program influenced these young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Intervention, Females
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Calzo, Jerel P.; Antonucci, Toni C.; Mays, Vickie M.; Cochran, Susan D. – Developmental Psychology, 2011
Although recent attention has focused on the likelihood that contemporary sexual minority youth (i.e., gay, lesbian, bisexual [GLB]) are "coming out" at younger ages, few studies have examined whether early sexual orientation identity development is also present in older GLB cohorts. We analyzed retrospective data on the timing of sexual…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Profiles, Homosexuality, Sexuality
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