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ERIC Number: EJ755147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1050-8392
Predicting Adolescents' Organized Activity Involvement: The Role of Maternal Depression History, Family Relationship Quality, and Adolescent Cognitions
Bohnert, Amy M.; Martin, Nina C.; Garber, Judy
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v17 n1 p221-244 Mar 2007
Although the potential benefits of organized activity involvement during high school have been documented, little is known about what familial and individual characteristics are associated with higher levels of participation. Using structural equation modeling, this longitudinal study examined the extent to which maternal depression history (i.e., risk), family relationship quality, and adolescents' cognitions (i.e., self-worth and attributional style), predicted organized activity involvement during high school among 145 adolescents, controlling for socioeconomic status and adolescent depressive symptoms. Results showed that risk predicted less adolescent high school activity involvement, and this relation was mediated by family relationship quality. Family relationship quality indirectly affected activity involvement through adolescent cognitions. The overall predictive model generally supported the importance of the interplay between family and individual factors in predicting activity involvement during high school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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