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Chen, Wan-Yi – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
Exposure to community violence can seriously threaten healthy adolescent development. This longitudinal study examines the relationship between exposure to violence in the community and the internalizing behaviors of Asian American and African American adolescents. Data analyzed was from 901 adolescents (57.9% female and 42.1% male, and 84.7%…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Cultural Pluralism, African Americans
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Huynh, Virginia W. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2012
Ethnic microaggressions are a form of everyday, interpersonal discrimination that are ambiguous and difficult to recognize as discrimination. This study examined the frequency and impact of microaggressions among Latino (n = 247) and Asian American (n = 113) adolescents (M[subscript age] = 17.18, SD = 0.75; 57% girls). Latino adolescents reported…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Social Discrimination
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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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Kiang, Lisa; Supple, Andrew J.; Stein, Gabriela L.; Gonzalez, Laura M. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2012
Research on the academic adjustment of immigrant adolescents has been predominately conducted in large cities among established migration areas. To broaden the field's restricted focus, data from 172 (58% female) Asian American adolescents who reside within a non-traditional or emerging immigrant community in the Southeastern US were used to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Adolescents, Gender Discrimination, Asian Americans
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Kiang, Lisa; Andrews, Kandace; Stein, Gabriela L.; Supple, Andrew J.; Gonzalez, Laura M. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Socioeconomic stress has long been found to place youth at risk, with low family income conferring disadvantages in adolescents' school achievement and success. This study investigates the role of socioeconomic stress on academic adjustment, and pinpoints family obligation as a possible buffer of negative associations. We examined direct and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Grade Point Average, Adolescents
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Chang, Esther S.; Heckhausen, Jutta; Greenberger, Ellen; Chen, Chuansheng – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
This study proposed and confirmed three ways in which college students can perceive "shared" agency and two ways in which they can perceive "non-shared" agency with parents when pursuing educational goals in college. Differences and similarities were examined among participants from four ethnic backgrounds (N = 515; 67% female): East Asian…
Descriptors: College Students, Pacific Islanders, Youth, Asian Americans
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Lam, Amy G.; Russell, Stephen T.; Tan, Thida C.; Leong, Sareen J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2008
Current research in adolescent sexuality has largely focused on vaginal-penile intercourse, with less attention to noncoital sexual activity. This study examined how maternal factors influence the transition from virginity to noncoital behavior among White and Asian American youth who have never experienced vaginal intercourse. We conducted…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Asian Americans, Mothers
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Kiang, Lisa; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
Establishing a sense of life meaning is a primary facet of well-being, yet is understudied in adolescent development. Using data from 579 adolescents (53% female) from Latin American, Asian, and European backgrounds, demographic differences in meaning in life, links with psychological and academic adjustment, and the role of meaning in explaining…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Ethnicity, Adolescents, Asian Americans
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Choi, Yoonsun; He, Michael; Herrenkohl, Todd I.; Catalano, Richard F.; Toumbourou, John W. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2012
Multiracial youth are thought to be more vulnerable to peer-related risk factors than are single-race youth. However, there have been surprisingly few well-designed studies on this topic. This study empirically investigated the extent to which multiracial youth are at higher risk for peer influenced problem behavior. Data are from a representative…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Risk, Peer Influence, Behavior Problems
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Russell, Stephen T.; Crockett, Lisa J.; Shen, Yuh-Ling; Lee, Sun-A – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2008
Self-esteem and depression are fundamental psychological adjustment constructs in the study of adolescent well-being. Most measures of these constructs have been developed and validated using European American samples, and while the correlates and predictors of psychological adjustment have been examined in multiple cultural settings, no existing…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Psychology, Filipino Americans, North Americans
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Kiang, Lisa; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
Ninth graders (N = 679; 50% male, 50% female) from Latin American (41%), Asian (38%), and European (21%) backgrounds reported on their ethnic identity and family attitudes and relationships. Adolescents also completed daily checklists of family interactions over a two-week period. Results indicated that ethnic identity, measured through…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Leisure Time, Family Relationship, Adolescents
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Qin, Desiree Baolian – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2008
Despite their average high levels of educational achievement, Asian American students often report poor psychological and social adjustment, suggesting an achievement/adjustment paradox. Yet, the reasons for this paradox remain unclear. Drawing on 5-year longitudinal qualitative interview data, this paper compares the family dynamics of two groups…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Social Adjustment, Asian American Students
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Kiang, Lisa; Witkow, Melissa R.; Baldelomar, Oscar A.; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
Changes in adolescents' ethnic identity (e.g., exploration, belonging) were examined over the 4 years of high school. Results from 541 adolescents (51% female) with Latin American, Asian, and European backgrounds suggest that, as a group, adolescents do not report developmental changes in their ethnic exploration and belonging over time. Yet,…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Adolescents, Hispanic Americans, Self Concept
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Asakawa, Kiyoshi; Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1998
The high academic achievements of Asian American students were explored by comparing the quality of experience of 34 Asian and 392 Caucasian American adolescents. Asian American parents structured their children's lives to facilitate academic success. The internalization of cultural values is suggested as a factor promoting the educational success…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Asian American Students, Cultural Traits
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Weisskirch, Robert S. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
Cellular phones provide a means for parents to monitor and request information about whereabouts, associates, and current activities from adolescents. Simultaneously, adolescents can communicate with parents to inform them of activities and to solicit support or they can also choose to nondisclose. The frequency, duration, and nature of calls may…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Fathers
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