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Šerek, Jan; Macek, Petr; Ježek, Stanislav; Lacinová, Lenka – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
Families and schools are traditionally seen as substantial socialization agents forming adolescents' social values and their views of society. Special attention is paid to the question whether the relative importance of these influences remains stable in times of major social changes. In this study, two different generations of Czech middle…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Social Change, Social Systems, Democracy
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Nelson, Larry J.; Duan, Xin xing; Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Luster, Stephanie S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Past work in China has revealed that approximately 60% of young people in China consider themselves to be adults. However, no work, prior to this study, has been done examining either the views of Chinese parents regarding their children's adult status or the criteria that Chinese parents use in determining whether or not their children have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Young Adults, Parents
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Lin, Wan-Ying; Cheong, Pauline Hope; Kim, Yong-Chan; Jung, Joo-Young – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2010
Asian youths are embracing communication technologies at a burgeoning rate, yet interesting differences in Internet access and use exist among this younger generation. Our empirical investigation provides a rich and comparative look into what Asian youths do online, with an emphasis on an understudied area: their civic uses of new media. Data…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Games, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Nalkur, Priya G. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
This study compares hope in street youth, former street youth, and school youth (aged 12-18) in Tanzania. Responding to Snyder's hope theory, the author argues that not only personal agency but also the stability of living context (street, shelter, home) shapes hopefulness. Employing qualitative and quantitative analyses, the author presents a…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Foreign Countries, Youth, Comparative Analysis
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Jackson, Todd; Chen, Hong – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
This research assessed the extent to which sociocultural factors implicated in explanations of weight dissatisfaction among young Western females extend to sources of body image concern in emerging adult and adolescent males from the People's Republic of China. In Study 1, 219 Mainland Chinese male university students completed measures of stature…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Body Weight, Sociocultural Patterns, Late Adolescents
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Lanz, Margherita; Tagliabue, Semira – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
Italian emerging adults stay at home with their parents until they marry. Being involved in a romantic relationship may be considered one precursor of the success of the transition to adulthood. In this study, 92 dating and 84 nondating emerging adults were compared on when they left the parental home and their future plans. They were also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Young Adults, Intimacy
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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
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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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Ruchkin, Vladislav V.; Eisemann, Martin; Hagglof, Bruno – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1999
Examined interrelations between hopelessness, loneliness, self-esteem, and personality in delinquent and nondelinquent adolescents in Russia. Found that delinquents differed from controls on most variables. Loneliness and hopelessness were highly interrelated and correlated with harm avoidance, and inversely correlated with self- directedness.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis
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Wintre, Maxine Gallander; Ben-Knaz, Revital – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
Investigated the presumed efficacy of authoritative parenting in influencing adjustment during basic training to the Israeli army, a more authoritarian environment. Found that authoritatively reared children were at a disadvantage with regard to successful adjustment to the army. They were more depressed, experienced greater stress, and had lower…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, Armed Forces, Child Rearing
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Liebkind, Karmela; Jasinskaja-Lahti, Inga – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
Investigated effects of acculturation on psychological well-being of 588 immigrant 11- to 20-year-olds in Finland. Found that most indices of well-being were negatively related to perceived discrimination, and some were positively related to second-language proficiency. Adolescents' experiences of parental support and adherence to traditional…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Adolescents