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Ryabov, Igor – Youth & Society, 2018
The present study used nationally representative data from the U.S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) merged with census-track data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to model race-ethnic disparities in overweight, obesity, and obesity-related disease among children and adolescents as a function of neighborhood race-ethnic segregation,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Obesity, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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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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Wickrama, K. A. S.; Noh, Samuel; Bryant, Chalandra M. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2005
Using a sample of 15,885 adolescents derived from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study examined (1) unique additive influences of race, family, and community and (2) various multiplicative influences among race, family, and community factors on adolescent distress. Community characteristics such as community poverty and…
Descriptors: African American Children, Community Characteristics, Race, Poverty
Scholastic Inc., 2017
This report presents the 6th Edition of Scholastic's biannual study of children's and parents' attitudes and behaviors about reading. The latest research touches on: (1) Reading Books for Fun; (2) Reading Aloud; (3) Summer Reading; and (4) Favorite Children's Books. This research provides both reasons to celebrate as well as a strong motivation to…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Oral Reading, Emergent Literacy, Parent Role
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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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Paiva, Andrea L.; Amoyal, Nicole R.; Johnson, Janet L.; Prochaska, James O. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Using cluster analysis, 717 students who reported that they had never smoked and the nondrinking 292 students who reported that they had never drank alcohol were classified into four profile groups based on their Pros and Cons of not using and temptation to use. Profiles were labeled Most Protected, Least Positive, Most Negative, and Most Tempted.…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Smoking, Drinking
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2018
This year's "America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being" continues more than a decade of dedication and collaboration by agencies across the Federal Government to advance our understanding of our Nation's children and what may be needed to bring them a better tomorrow. "America's Children in Brief, 2018"…
Descriptors: Crime, Well Being, Birth Rate, High School Graduates
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
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
Manlove, Jennifer – 1995
This study used current data from a cohort of eighth graders in the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 to test whether dropping out of high school and other measures of educational performance and involvement influenced the likelihood of having a school-age birth for whites, blacks, and Hispanics. Three major sets of independent…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Students, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood
Obordo, Angelita S. – 1968
The general objective of the thesis was to determine whether or not differences existed in the status orientations toward family development held by Negro and white adolescent girls. A secondary objective was to ascertain if social class accounted for any racial differences observed. Data were obtained from a group-administered questionnaire given…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aspiration, Blacks, Family Attitudes
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty. – 1995
Papers in this volume explore indicators of children's well-being in the following areas: cross-cutting issues; population, family, and neighborhood; and social development and problem behaviors. The first section includes: (1) "Potential and Problems in Developing Indicators on Child Well-Being from Administrative Data" (Robert M.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Child Development, Child Welfare
Barbera-Stein, Linda; Kraft, Joan Marie – 1989
The normative transition from adolescent to adult is interrupted by adolescent motherhood. Many argue that obstacles presented by adolescent motherhood can be overcome with support of family, friends, and the baby's father. To examine the size of social networks and the perceived and actual support derived from such networks, data were obtained…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Early Parenthood, Family Relationship
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LeFlore, Larry – Adolescence, 1988
Investigated the relationship of several demographic variables, family structure and family environment among 68 official chronic delinquents and 130 official nondelinquents. Results indicated that 10 variables explained 49 percent of the variance between the chronic delinquent and nondelinquent groups. Personal growth had most discriminating…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Delinquency
Roberts, Jean – 1973
National estimates on physical health status, health problems, or abnormal conditions of approximately 13,887 noninstitutionalized American children, 6 to 11 years of age in 1963 through 1965, and adolescents, 12 to 17 years of age in 1966 through 1970, were derived from pediatric examinations in the National Health Examination survey and from…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Children, Demography
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