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Liu, Shizhu; Wang, Yijie; Nuttall, Amy K. – Developmental Psychology, 2020
Asian American adolescents' cross-race friendships are poorly understood, partially due to the model minority stereotype. Using data from 915 Asian American adolescents from the National Longitudinal Study for Adolescent to Adult Health, the present study examined the influence of cross-race friendships (based on peer nomination data) on Asian…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Friendship, Racial Relations
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Ryabov, Igor – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
Using a nationally representative longitudinal data set, the current study examines the link between colorism and educational attainment of Asian American young adults. Three levels of educational attainment are used as outcomes: high school diploma, some college and a Bachelor's degree or higher. Independent variables include skin tone, ethnic…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Outcomes of Education, Asian American Students, Young Adults
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Cheng, Yen-hsin Alice; Landale, Nancy S. – Journal of Family Issues, 2011
Using a framework that emphasizes independent versus interdependent self-construals, this study investigates the relatively low rates of early marriage and cohabitation among Asian Americans compared with Whites. Data from Waves 1 and 3 of Add Health are used to test five hypotheses that focus on family value socialization and other precursors…
Descriptors: Whites, Asian Americans, Marriage, Young Adults
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Wong, Y. Joel; Maffini, Cara S. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011
Although suicide-related outcomes among Asian American adolescents are a serious public health problem in the United States, research in this area has been relatively sparse. To address this gap in the empirical literature, this study examined subgroups of Asian American adolescents for whom family, school, and peer relationships exerted…
Descriptors: Public Health, Suicide, Risk, Adolescents
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Bayly, Benjamin L.; Vasilenko, Sara A. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2021
To provide a comprehensive view of the unique contexts shaping adolescent development in the U.S., we utilized latent class analysis (LCA) with indicators of risk and protection across multiple domains (family, peers, school, neighborhood) and examined how latent class membership predicted heavy episodic drinking, illicit substance use, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Risk, Resilience (Psychology), Substance Abuse
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Pan, En-ling; Farrell, Michael P. – Journal of Family Issues, 2006
This study examines whether the effects of single-mother families (SMFs) on adolescent problem behavior are buffered by supportive mothering and the involvement of nonresident fathers and whether the effectiveness of these two buffers varies by ethnicity. Based on the data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, the authors find…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Behavior Problems, Ethnicity, Asian Americans
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Choi, Yoonsun – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2007
Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study tests whether the relationship between academic achievement and problem behaviors is the same across racial and ethnic groups. Some have suggested that academic achievement may be a weaker predictor of problem behaviors among Asian Pacific Islander American (API)…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Pacific Islanders, Academic Achievement, Adolescents
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Wickrama, K. A. S.; Elder, Glen H.; Abraham, W. Todd – Journal of Rural Health, 2007
Context and Purpose: This study's objectives are to: investigate potential additive and multiplicative influences of rurality and race/ethnicity on chronic physical illness in a nationally representative sample of youth; and examine intra-Latino processes using a Latino sub-sample. Specifically, we examine how rurality and individual psychosocial…
Descriptors: African Americans, Physical Health, Rural Areas, Obesity
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Dye, Claire; Upchurch, Dawn M. – Journal of School Health, 2006
This study examined whether the effects of level of alcohol consumption on condom use at first sex depend on adolescents' gender, utilizing data from Wave I of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). Compared to girls who did not consume any alcohol, inebriated girls were significantly less likely to use a condom at…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Drinking, Adolescents, Asian Americans
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Pearson, Jennifer; Wilkinson, Lindsey – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Existing research suggests that sexual minority youth experience lower levels of well-being, in part because they perceive less social support than heterosexual youth. Sexual minority youth with strong family relationships may demonstrate resilience and increased well-being; however, it is also possible that the experience of sexual stigma may…
Descriptors: Well Being, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Drinking
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Muller, Chandra; Riegle-Crumb, Catherine; Schiller, Kathryn S.; Wilkinson, Lindsey; Frank, Kenneth A. – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: Brown v Board of Education fundamentally changed our nation's schools, yet we know surprisingly little about how and whether they provide equality of educational opportunity. Although substantial evidence suggests that African American and Latino students who attend these schools face fewer learning opportunities than their…
Descriptors: African American Students, High Schools, Academic Achievement, Disproportionate Representation
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Hahm, Hyeouk Chris; Lee, Yoona; Ozonoff, Al; Van Wert, Michael J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate how different types of child maltreatment, independently and collectively, impact a wide range of risk behaviors that fall into three domains: sexual risk behaviors, delinquency, and suicidality. Cumulative classification and Expanded Hierarchical Type (EHT) classification approaches were used to…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Females, Classification
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Vogt Yuan, Anastasia S. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
This study used the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to explore gender differences in the relationship between body perceptions and behavior and changes in adolescents' psychological well-being over a one-year time period. The sample included 12,814 adolescents (51% girls) aged 11-20 comprised of 68% Non-Hispanic White, 15% African…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Developmental Stages, Body Weight
Wildsmith, Elizabeth; Schelar, Erin; Peterson, Kristen; Manlove, Jennifer – Child Trends, 2010
The incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States is among the highest in the western industrialized world. Nearly 19 million new STDs are diagnosed each year, and more than 65 million Americans live with an incurable STD, such as herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV). Young people, in particular, are at a heightened risk…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Public Health, Young Adults
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Mueller, Anna S.; Pearson, Jennifer; Muller, Chandra; Frank, Kenneth; Turner, Alyn – Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2010
Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and multi-level modeling, we examine the role of social comparison with schoolmates in adolescent girls' weight control. Specifically, we focus on how girls' own weight control is influenced by the body sizes and weight-control behaviors of their schoolmates. Our findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Obesity, Females, Self Concept, Peer Influence
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