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Sartor, Carolyn E.; Youniss, James – Adolescence, 2002
Examines the relationship between adolescent identity achievement and parental support, social monitoring, and school monitoring among 10th and 12th graders. Parental support and monitoring of social and school activities were significant predictors of identity achievement across age and gender. Results also suggest the association between…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High School Students, High Schools, Identification (Psychology)
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Zaff, Jonathan F.; Blount, Ronald L.; Phillips, Layli; Cohen, Lindsey – Adolescence, 2002
Explores how ethnicity, a discrete variable, and the continuous variables of a person's ethnic identity and self-construal contribute to the use of particular coping strategies. Results supported the hypothesis that ethnicity as a discrete variable is not associated with coping, but that ethnic identity and self-construal are. (Contains 48…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Ethnicity, Grade 7
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Portes, Pedro R.; Sandhu, Daya S.; Longwell-Grice, Robert – Adolescence, 2002
Using Erikson's theories on identity development as a framework, this paper examines the motives for and contexts of suicide among preadolescents, adolescents, and young adults, identifies specific school-age populations that are vulnerable to suicide, and discusses implications. (Contains 45 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Context Effect, Identification (Psychology)
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Yancey, Antronette K. – Adolescence, 1992
Summarizes literature on identity formation in individuals from socially devalued racial and ethnic groups in U.S. Discusses implications for adolescents in foster care or residential group homes, many of whom are African American or Latino. Postulates that social maladaptation is reflective of identity disturbances created by negative images of…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Tse, Lucy – Adolescence, 1999
Examines the nature of ethnic identity development by analyzing published autobiographical accounts of 39 Asian Americans. Reveals a pattern of exploration and decision-making by the narrators which results in greater understanding and self-identity and greater self-acceptance as a member of an ethnic minority. Discusses implications of these…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Autobiographies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance
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White, Kathleen M. – Adolescence, 1980
Considers college students both as evolving individuals and as participants in social processes in a particular time and place. Discusses cognition, ego identity, ethics, the impact of college, cognitive and ethical development, ego identity in college, socialization, sex role development and political behavior as well as generational issues. (RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cognitive Development, College Students, Educational Experience
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Juhasz, Anne McCreary – Adolescence, 1982
Discusses Erikson's ideas on the importance of historical perspective in identity formation and values. Suggests the developmental processes at adolescence and the way in which the individual and society react and interact have implications for the transmission and nurturing of values by both individual adults and the collective society. (RC)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Cognitive Development, History
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Mills, Jon K. – Adolescence, 1990
Contends that, with childhood predispositions, developmental tasks of adolescence influence degree and course of homosexuality. Notes different types of homosexuality that emerge in adolescence which are influenced by different psychodynamic conditions in each stage of adolescence. Changing developmental roles in relation to individuation, object…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Age Differences, Homosexuality
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Brone, Ronald J.; Fisher, Celia B. – Adolescence, 1988
Comparison of childhood and adolescent obesity and anorexia nervosa reveals etiological similarities between the two conditions, particularly regarding family interactional patterns. In both cases, family enmeshment and overprotectiveness resulted in a poor sense of identity and effectiveness. Some children, while compliant and dependent in…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Anorexia Nervosa, Children
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Emery, Paul E. – Adolescence, 1983
Discusses adolescent depression, suicide and parasuicidal behavior and suggests that these behaviors appear in a predetermined sequence. Uses a developmental perspective to weave together two patterns: identity formation, and a three-phase process of adolescent maturation specific to each individual. Attempts to integrate clinical findings and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Depression (Psychology)
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Vaughn, Courtney; Long, Wesley – Adolescence, 1999
Investigates the uniqueness and complexity of adolescent drug and alcohol abuse recovery, particularly the early years and events catalyzing the surrender process. Offers individual interviews of seven adolescents who surrendered their alcohol and drug addictions and constructed sober identities through participation in Alcoholics Anonymous. (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehabilitation
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Adler, Emily Stier; Clark, Roger – Adolescence, 1991
Used Erikson's and Gilligan's theories of adolescent development to conduct content analysis of depiction of adolescent development in sample of Newberry Medal winners and honor books. Found some diversity among major characters, although white males were overrepresented. Many characters underwent identity crisis. Themes of separation and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Characterization, Content Analysis
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Macalister, Heather E. – Adolescence, 1999
Reviews literature on changes that occur in students after taking women's studies classes. Changes include self-expression, sense of commitment and responsibility, critical thinking, empowerment, and acknowledgement of diversity. Review determined that students become more liberal in their attitudes toward women, and experience an increase in…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Students, Course Objectives, Feminism
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Hayes, Richard L. – Adolescence, 1982
Argues for a view of adolescence as deriving from the nature of the interaction of adolescent thought and action in a social setting. Suggests the necessity for rethinking current definitions of adult as well as adolescent development and calls for a change in ways both groups are educated. (RC)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Cognitive Processes, Educational Needs
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Nagel, K. L.; Jones, Karen H. – Adolescence, 1992
Reviews sociocultural, socioeconomic, and sex-related factors which contribute to development of eating disorders. Recommends that professionals help adolescents resist societal pressure to conform to unrealistic standards of appearance and provide guidance on nutrition, realistic body ideals, and achievement of self-esteem, self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anorexia Nervosa, Body Image, Bulimia