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Buhl, Heike M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
This longitudinal study addresses the impact of the transition from university to work life on emerging adults' well-being and their relationship with their parents. A sample of 102 German students attending their last year at the university (M = 25.44 years, SD = 2.61) completed a questionnaire. Among others, scales from the Network of…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Group Membership, Adolescents, Well Being
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Buhl, Heike M.; Lanz, Margherita – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
The fact that there is a specific age marking the emergence of adulthood in the United States has been well documented. The starting point for the studies included in this special issue is the assumption that the same can be said for European countries. Thus, a comparison of characteristics of emerging adulthood between different European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Individual Characteristics, Developmental Stages
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Pinquart, Martin; Silbereisen, Rainer K.; Juang, Linda P. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
This study investigated whether self-efficacy beliefs measured before the onset of social change would moderate effects of social change on adolescents' life satisfaction, optimism regarding their future, and educational success. Self-efficacy beliefs of 593 German adolescents were measured between 1985 and 1988 before German unification. In 1992,…
Descriptors: Social Change, Psychological Patterns, Adolescents, Self Efficacy
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Meschke, Laurie L.; Silbereisen, Rainer K. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1998
Investigated leisure-activity correlates for German adolescents. Found that risky leisure was related to West Germany residency, higher childhood competitive play/creative activities, and lower parental monitoring. Social-romantic leisure was related to being female and higher competitive play. Creative-introspective leisure was associated with…
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Essau, Cecilia A.; Conradt, Judith; Petermann, Franz – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
Estimated the frequency, comorbidity, and psychosocial impairment of depressive disorders from survey of 1,035 German 12- to 17-year-olds. Found that 17.9 percent met the lifetime criteria for depressive disorders, according to DSM-IV criteria; criteria were higher in females than in males. Rates for all disorders increased with age, with…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Age Differences
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Vondracek, Fred W.; Silbereisen, Rainer K.; Reitzle, Matthias; Wiesner, Margit – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1999
This study compared the timing of early vocational preferences in young adolescents from former East Germany and West Germany. Results suggested that as the memory of the Communist system fades and as younger adolescents have had less exposure to it, East-West differences tend to disappear. The formation of early vocational preferences was…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Career Choice, Career Development, Comparative Analysis
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Silverberg, Susan B.; Vazsonyi, Alexander T.; Schlegel, Alice E.; Schmidt, Sabine – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1998
Examined variation in and relationships among delinquency, attachment to adults, optimism about occupational future, and disposition toward aggressiveness in German adolescent apprentices. Found considerable variation across the four variables. Attachment to adults predicted attitudes toward delinquency and optimism regarding occupational future.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Apprenticeships