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Ferguson, Kristin M.; Bender, Kimberly; Thompson, Sanna J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
This study identified predictors of transience among homeless emerging adults in three cities. A total of 601 homeless emerging adults from Los Angeles, Austin, and Denver were recruited using purposive sampling. Ordinary least squares regression results revealed that significant predictors of greater transience include White ethnicity, high…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Homeless People, Young Adults, Urban Areas
Nonbehavioral Correlates of Juvenile Delinquency: Communications of Detained and Nondetained Young People about Social Limits.
Grietens, Hans; Rink, Jacobus; Hellinckx, Walter – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
This study compared attitudes toward social limits among adolescents detained for criminal offenses and nondetained adolescents. Findings indicated significant differences between groups in knowledge of behavioral alternatives and behavioral intentions. Nondetained youth reporting high rates of undersocialized behavior were more inclined to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis
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
Prosocial Moral Reasoning in Institutionalized Delinquent, Orphaned, and Noninstitutionalized Brazilian Adolescents.
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
Hopelessness, Loneliness, Self-Esteem, and Personality in Russian Male Delinquent Adolescents versus Controls.
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
The Relation of Family and School Attachment to Adolescent Deviance in Diverse Groups and Communities.
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
Patient Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes for African American, Hispanic, and White Adolescents in DATOS-A.
Rounds-Bryant, Jennifer L.; Staab, Jennifer – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2001
Compared background, pre-treatment characteristics, and post-treatment outcomes of African American, Hispanic, and white adolescent substance abusers participating in the Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Studies for Adolescents (DATOS-A). Found that patients were similar with respect to basic pre-treatment demographics. Compared to white adolescents,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Youth, Comparative Analysis, Crime