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Kutner, Lawrence A.; Olson, Cheryl K.; Warner, Dorothy E.; Hertzog, Sarah M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
Public policy efforts to restrict children's access to electronic games with violent or sexual content are often predicated on assumptions about parental concerns. As an initial step in determining whether those assumptions are accurate, the authors conduct focus groups of 21 adolescent boys and 21 of their parents or guardians to explore parents'…
Descriptors: Video Games, Public Policy, Parent Attitudes, Violence
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Marshall, Sheila K.; Young, Richard A.; Tilton-Weaver, Lauree C. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
This investigation describes the joint goal-directed series of actions, or joint friendship projects, of 19 mothers and their adolescents. Data were collected through videotaped conversations, video recall interviews, and self-report logs collected over an 8-month period. Qualitative analysis of the data revealed joint projects characterized by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, School Safety
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Mounts, Nina S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
Relations between adolescents' reports of parental management of peer relationships (consulting, mediating, and autonomy granting in regard to peer relationships) and positive friendship quality, friendship conflict, delinquent activity, and drug use were examined in an ethnically diverse sample of 322 7th and 8th graders. Regression analyses…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Drug Use, Adolescents, Family Structure