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National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. – 1996
This report compares results from 1996 national study of the current attitudes of American teenagers with similar 1974 and 1983 surveys. Almost 1,000 students between 13 and 17 years from households representative of the national population in geographic distribution, population density, household size, age of household head, and family income…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Aspiration, Athletics
Denton, Melinda Lundquist; Smith, Christian – 2001
This study discusses research on the religious and spiritual lives of U.S. youth, noting methodological issues and challenges that differ from those encountered when studying adults or when not exploring religious factors in the lives of youth. The first section presents a general introduction to key issues in studying youth and religion (research…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Qualitative Research, Religion, Research Methodology
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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
Achatz, Mary, Ed.; Caldera, Debra, Ed.; Saylor, Brian; DeGross, Denny – 1997
This paper examines the attitudes of adults and teenagers in 10 predominantly rural Alaskan communities toward their own health and well-being and that of children and families in their community. The communities were located across the state and ranged in size from populations of under 900 to over 50,000. The proportion of Alaska Natives in the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Alaska Natives, Change Strategies
Moses, Caroline E.; Kopplin, David – 1992
The size of the runaway and throwaway population is alarming. Two primary reasons explain why programs for adolescent runaways have failed and each one is embedded historically in American culture. The first is that strict discipline and reform have been seen throughout history as the most appropriate manner by which to control youth. The second…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Counseling Theories, Discipline
Pires, Sheila A. – 1991
This monograph is based on experiences of the national Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) and describes a plan for developing and implementing community based systems of care for children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders and their families. It draws on examples from state mental health plans to illustrate planning…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Change Strategies, Children
Borman, Kathryn M., Ed.; Cahill, Spencer E., Ed.; Cotner, Bridget A., Ed. – Praeger, 2007
Written by an interdisciplinary group of experts in education, psychology, sociology, and other fields, this landmark handbook provides a thorough examination of U.S. secondary education from the private academies of Colonial America to the comprehensive high schools and alternative schools of today. This accessible compendium is a treasure trove…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Court Litigation, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Little, Robert E. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1989
Explored relationship between birth order, number of siblings, and alcohol use among 549 adolescents. Only children had level of alcohol use below sample mean, while families with three children demonstrated above-average levels of alcohol use among all three birth orders. In two-children families, older child had consumption level below average,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Order, Drinking, Family Life
Robertson, Elizabeth B.; David, Susan L.; Rao, Suman A. – National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 2003
In 1997, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) published the first edition of "Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide" to share the latest NIDA-funded prevention research findings with parents, educators, and community leaders. The guide introduced the concept of "research-based prevention" with questions…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Community Planning, Prevention, Community Action
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. – 2000
America's substance abuse epidemic has come to rural America. Adults in small metropolitan and rural areas are just as likely as those in urban America to use and abuse illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Young teens in small metropolitan and rural areas are more likely to abuse substances than those in large metro areas. Based on a wide variety…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drinking, Illegal Drug Use, Incidence
Carrasquillo, Angela L. – 1991
This book discusses the demographic, cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, and educational characteristics of Hispanic children and youth. Chapters cover: (1) historical and demographic overview (history of Hispanic presence in the United States, geographic distribution, population size and growth, migration, social and cultural patterns, parent…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Children, Cultural Traits
Morgan, William R. – 1983
This study was conducted to establish the existence, direction, and size of sibling comparison effects on the occupational aspirations of youth. Data were drawn from the youth cohort subsample of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience, sampling those with expressed occupational aspirations who come from homes with four or…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Order, Blacks, Career Choice
Steinitz, Victoria – 1978
This study explored the effect of community background on the development of adolescent ambition, using longitudinal interviews to probe subjects' own definitions and evaluations of progress toward the "good life." Sixty high ability working class youths from three New England towns varying in size, urban proximity, and social class…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Characteristics, Community Influence, Community Size
Utah Children, Salt Lake City. – 1996
This 1996 Kids Count report presents data and analysis for 20 indicators of children's well-being in Utah. The report's introductory section discusses the impact of social and economic trends, which may contribute to a polarization of "have's" and "have nots" in Utah. The bulk of the report provides statistics on the 20…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse
Gabriel, Roy M.; Anderson, Patricia S. – 1987
This report examining at-risk youth uses information from a regional database to illustrate the prevalence of at-risk youth within and across the six northwest states (Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington). These analyses are presented to illustrate the use of a database to aid state level decision-makers in identifying the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Databases, Dropout Characteristics
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