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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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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