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Utter, Jennifer; Denny, Simon; Robinson, Elizabeth; Fleming, Terry; Ameratunga, Shanthi; Grant, Sue – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2013
Objective: To examine the relationship between family meals and nutrition behaviors of adolescents. Design: Secondary analysis of Youth'07, a nationally representative survey. Setting: Secondary schools in New Zealand. Participants: Randomly selected adolescents (aged 13-17 years, n = 9,107) completed a multimedia and anonymous survey about their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Nutrition Instruction, Obesity
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Elliott, Gregory C.; Cunningham, Susan M.; Colangelo, Melissa; Gelles, Richard J. – Journal of Family Issues, 2011
Mattering is the extent to which people believe they make a difference in the world around them. This study hypothesizes that adolescents who believe they matter less to their families will more likely threaten or engage in intrafamily physical violence. The data come from a national sample of 2,004 adolescents. Controlling for respondents' age,…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Adolescents, Family Environment, Family Relationship
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Jokela, Markus; Power, Chris; Kivimaki, Mika – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
Background: Childhood externalizing and internalizing behaviors have been associated with injury risk in childhood and adolescence, but it is unknown whether this association continues to hold in adulthood. We examined whether externalizing and internalizing behaviors expressed in childhood predict injuries in childhood, adolescence, and…
Descriptors: Social Class, Family Size, Injuries, Children
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Keijsers, Loes; Voelkle, Manuel C.; Maciejewski, Dominique; Branje, Susan; Koot, Hans; Hiemstra, Marieke; Meeus, Wim – Developmental Psychology, 2016
This study aimed to gain a better understanding of the normative declines in adolescent disclosure and maternal knowledge over the course of adolescence, by assessing the underlying monitoring processes. Multilevel structural equation models were applied to 15 assessments among 479 families across 5 years (13 years at T1, 57% boys, 11% low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Mothers
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Barker, Erin T.; Hartley, Sigan L.; Seltzer, Marsha Mailick; Floyd, Frank J.; Greenberg, Jan S.; Orsmond, Gael I. – Developmental Psychology, 2011
Raising an adolescent or adult child with a developmental disability confers exceptional care giving challenges on parents. We examined trajectories of 2 indicators of emotional well-being (depressive symptoms and anxiety) in a sample of primarily Caucasian mothers (N = 379; M[subscript age] = 51.22 years at Time 1) of adolescent and adult…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Social Support Groups, Behavior Problems, Mothers
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Baydar, Nazli; And Others – Child Development, 1993
Used longitudinal data from a sample of African-American children of teenaged mothers in the Baltimore, Maryland, area to examine determinants of functional literacy in adulthood. Found that preschool cognitive and behavioral functioning predicted literacy in young adulthood. Family environmental factors that predicted literacy in young adulthood…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Literacy, Blacks, Children
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Trent, Katherine – Youth & Society, 1994
Data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience of Youth are used to examine and contrast the effects of family context and individual characteristics on adolescents' expectations about adolescent fertility, nonmarital childbearing, family size, and childlessness. Socioeconomic and racial patterns are identified. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Childlessness, Comparative Analysis
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Alwin, Duane F.; Thornton, Arland – American Sociological Review, 1984
Compares the effects on high school achievement of family socioeconomic factors present during students' early childhood and during students' late adolescence. Results point to the potentially stronger role in cognitive development and school learning of early socioeconomic factors, except in the case of family size. (RDN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Family Characteristics
Scholastic Inc., 2015
This report presents the 5th Edition of Scholastic's biannual study of children's and parents' attitudes and behaviors about reading. The latest research touches on reading aloud to children of all ages, the impact of reading independently for fun at school and at home, the importance of frequent reading, and the books children want most to read.…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Reading Attitudes
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Wiium, Nora; Wold, Bente – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
The aim of the present study was to simultaneously examine the effect of factors related to school, leisure, family and the individual on adolescent smoking. These determining factors occupy the micro- and mesosystems of Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory. Data were collected using questionnaires from a nationally representative sample of…
Descriptors: Smoking, Foreign Countries, Leisure Time, Adolescents
Scholastic Inc., 2013
This report presents the 4th Edition of Scholastic's biannual study of children's and parents' attitudes and behaviors about reading. Much has changed since the first "Kids & Family Reading Report" was issued in 2006, but literacy remains the critical skill needed for school success. Today's children are growing up in a world full of…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Reading Attitudes
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2005
Over 530,000 children are in foster care in the United States, living in a variety of settings, including non-relative foster homes, the homes of relatives, and group homes. However, little research has been available to provide a national picture of the circumstances in which these children reside. The National Survey of Child and Adolescent…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Caregivers, Group Homes, Foster Care
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Nielsen, Francois – Social Forces, 2006
The classic ("status attainment") model of educational and occupational attainment suffers from three related shortcomings when used as a tool for comparative or policy-oriented research on social mobility: (1) ambiguity of model parameters as measures of opportunity for achievement vs. ascription; (2) vulnerability to incomplete specification of…
Descriptors: Genetics, Environmental Influences, Models, Family Characteristics
DOUGLAS, J.W.B. – 1966
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Adolescents
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Henderson, Craig E.; Dakof, Gayle A.; Schwartz, Seth J.; Liddle, Howard A. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2006
We investigated direct and shared effects of family functioning and self-concept on the severity of adolescent externalizing problems in a sample of 224 clinically referred adolescents. Structural equation modeling (SEM) revealed strong, direct relationships between problem behaviors and both family functioning and self-concept. Using R. M. Baron…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Structural Equation Models, Testing, Adolescents
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