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Bryant, Alison L.; Zimmerman, Marc A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
Examined relationship of role models among African American ninth-graders to substance use, delinquency, academic engagement, and psychological well-being. Found that males without male role models and females identifying brothers as role models reported the most problem behavior. Adolescents with paternal role models had most positive school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents
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Ganzel, A. K. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1999
Examined impact of mood, age, and gender on decision processes in a job-selection task for seventh through twelfth graders and adults. Found that females discarded more information and took longer to decide in negative versus positive or neutral moods. Junior high females were more pessimistic about their chances to obtain their desired job;…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Adults, Age Differences
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Way, Niobe; Chen, Lisa – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
Examined friendship among 160 African American, Latino, and Asian American ninth graders from low-income families. Found significant gender and racial/ethnic differences in the characteristics and quality of close and general friendships. Correlates of friendship quality varied across the type of friendship and across gender. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Asian Americans, Blacks
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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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Dornbusch, Sanford M.; Erickson, Kristan Glasgow; Laird, Jennifer; Wong, Carol A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2001
Examined whether attachments to family and school reduced five forms of adolescent deviance (smoking, drinking, marijuana use, delinquency, and violent behavior). Found that adolescent attachments to family and school reduced overall frequency, prevalence, and intensity of deviant involvement, regardless of community context, gender, or ethnic…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Attachment Behavior