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Gowen, L. Kris; Catania, Joseph A.; Dolcini, M. Margaret; Harper, Gary W. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
Although interpersonal respect is considered an important quality in successful romantic relationships, limited attention has been paid to this concept. We examined the meaning of respect in romantic relationships as conceptualized by low-income, sexually active, heterosexually identified, African American adolescents aged 15 to 17 (N = 50).…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Gender Differences, Cultural Differences
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Guan, Shu-Sha A.; Greenfield, Patricia M.; Orellana, Marjorie F. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
This mixed-method study assessed the nature of language brokering and the relationship between language brokering and prosocial capacities in a sample of 139 college students from ethnically diverse immigrant families. The prosocial capacities of interest were empathic concern and two forms of perspective-taking: general perspective-taking…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Perspective Taking, Translation, Second Language Learning
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Moran, Seana; Bundick, Matthew J.; Malin, Heather; Reilly, Timothy S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Prior studies have found that youth reporting a general sense that "I have a purpose" also describe having social supports that enhance thriving. This study links "specific" social supports to "specific" purposes described by youth. We examined whether developmental level, social-structural supports of gender and…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Friendship, Social Support Groups, Youth
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Lansu, Tessa A. M.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Although peer status has been studied extensively in childhood and adolescence, little is known about social status in peer groups of emerging adults. The current study filled this gap by testing whether preference and popularity are distinct dimensions of peer status and uniquely associated with social behavior in emerging adulthood. Participants…
Descriptors: Social Status, Social Behavior, Young Adults, Social Isolation
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Deutsch, Nancy L.; Jones, Jeffrey N. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
Authority is an important component of adult-youth relations. Little work has been done exploring authority outside of families and classrooms. This article consolidates findings from two studies of urban after-school programs. The article examines youths' experiences of authority in after-school programs, compares those with their reports of…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Youth Programs, Personal Autonomy, Interpersonal Relationship
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de Bruyn, Eddy H.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2006
The present study was designed to examine early adolescents' stereotypical descriptions of two types of youth who are seen as popular by their peers. Participants were 13- to 14-year-old early adolescents (N = 287). The results indicated that early adolescents distinguished two types of popular peers: a "populistic" (popular but not…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Early Adolescents, Prosocial Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
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Jacobs, Janis E.; Vernon, Margaret K.; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
This study investigated the relations between social self-perceptions, time use, and later involvement in prosocial or problem behaviors during early, middle, and later adolescence. The authors used an idiographic approach to identify four different patterns of social self-perceptions (confident, anxious, unconcerned, desperate) and then examined…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Group Membership, Interpersonal Competence, Time Management
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Zaff, Jonathan F.; Moore, Kristin A.; Papillo, Angela Romano; Williams, Stephanie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
The present study was conducted to determine if participation in extracurricular activities predicts multiple positive outcomes such as attending college, voting in national and regional elections, and volunteering for community and religious organizations. From analyses of the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, a nationally…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Elections, Academic Achievement, Religious Organizations
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Wyatt, Jennifer M.; Carlo, Gustavo – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2002
Adolescents and parents reported adolescents' antisocial and prosocial behaviors. Findings indicated that expected parental reactions to antisocial behavior predicted lower levels of delinquency and aggression (adolescent report). Expected parental reactions to prosocial behavior predicted higher levels of prosocial behavior (adolescent report)…
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Moral Values
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Eberly, Mary B.; Montemayor, Raymond – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1998
Used the Adolescent Prosocial Behavior Inventory to explore sixth, eighth, and tenth graders' prosocial behavior toward parents as an embedded aspect of parent/adolescent relationships. Found that mothers received more prosocial behavior than did fathers. Daughters acted more prosocially than sons. Attachment had a direct and an indirect effect…
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Affection
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Carlo, Gustavo; Koller, Silvia; Eisenberg, Nancy – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1998
Examined prosocial moral reasoning in Brazilian institutionalized delinquent, orphaned, and noninstitutionalized adolescents. Found that compared to nondelinquent adolescents, delinquent adolescents were less likely to prefer higher level, internalized types of prosocial moral reasoning and more likely to prefer lower levels of prosocial moral…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Delinquency