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Burstein, Marcy; Ginsburg, Golda S.; Petras, Hanno; Ialongo, Nicholas – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2010
The present study examined the developmental trajectories of youth depression and anxiety symptoms from 6th through 12th grade in a low-income, urban sample (N = 141; mean age = 11.75 years; 88.7% African American). The study also tested the independent contribution of parent mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders assessed…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Adolescents, Parents, Depression (Psychology)
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Zhou, Xinyue; Xu, Qian; Ingles, Candido J.; Hidalgo, Maria D.; La Greca, Annette M. – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2008
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A) in a sample of 296 adolescents (49% boys) in Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 with a mean age of 15.52 years. Confirmatory factor analysis replicated the three-factor structure of the SAS-A in the Chinese sample: Fear of Negative…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Anxiety, Adolescents, Test Validity
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Conrod, Patricia J.; Castellanos, Natalie; Mackie, Clare – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2008
Background: Personality factors are implicated in the vulnerability to adolescent alcohol misuse. This study examined whether providing personality-targeted interventions in early adolescence can delay drinking and binge drinking in high-risk youth. Methods: A randomised control trial was carried out with 368 adolescents recruited from years 9 and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, At Risk Persons
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Ciarrochi, Joseph; Heaven, Patrick C. L. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2008
Background: Almost no research has examined the impact of explanatory style on social adjustment. We hypothesised that adolescents with a pessimistic style would be less likely to develop and maintain social support networks. Methods: Seven hundred and nineteen students (351 males and 366 females; 2 unknown; M[subscript AGE] = 12.28, SD = 0.49)…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Grades (Scholastic), Adolescents, Social Adjustment
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Oppedal, Brit; Roysamb, Espen; Heyerdahl, Sonja – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2005
Background: The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of ethnic origin and acculturation factors on psychiatric problems among immigrant adolescents. One aim was to examine variations in psychiatric problems according to gender and immigrant generation level. Another aim was to explore ethnic group differences in psychiatric problems…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Ethnicity, Acculturation, At Risk Persons