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Radmacher, Kimberley; Azmitia, Margarita – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2006
Two studies addressed age- and gender-related patterns in early adolescents' and emerging adults' conceptions of intimacy in friendships. Forty-one early adolescents and 96 emerging adults in Study 1 and 174 emerging adults in Study 2 described a time when they felt especially close to a friend. Narratives were coded for intimate behaviors and…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Gender Differences, Intimacy, Friendship
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Jones, Diane Carlson; Vigfusdottir, Thorbjorg Helga; Lee, Yoonsun – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
This research evaluates the contributions of three dimensions of appearance culture (appearance magazine exposure, appearance conversations with friends, and peer appearance criticism) and body mass index (BMI) to internalization of appearance ideals and body image dissatisfaction. Four hundred thirty-three girls and 347 boys in Grades 7 through…
Descriptors: Criticism, Periodicals, Gender Differences, Body Composition
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Ceballo, Rosario; McLoyd, Vonnie C.; Toyokawa, Teru – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
Interview data from a sample of 262 poor African American single mothers and their 7th-and 8th-grade children were used to investigate the relations between neighborhood conditions and adolescents' educational values and school effort. The model tested incorporates both subjective and objective assessments of neighborhood quality and controls for…
Descriptors: Mothers, Academic Ability, Early Adolescents, Gender Differences