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Kugler, Kari C.; Vasilenko, Sara A.; Butera, Nicole M.; Coffman, Donna L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Although early sexual initiation has been linked to negative outcomes, it is unknown whether these effects are causal. In this study, we use propensity score methods to estimate the causal effect of early sexual initiation on young adult sexual risk behaviors and health outcomes using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Young Adults, Adolescents, Probability
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Tilghman-Osborne, Emile M.; Bámaca-Colbert, Mayra; Witherspoon, Dawn; Wadsworth, Martha E.; Hecht, Michael L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Language brokering is a common practice for Latino youth with immigrant parents. Yet little is known about how youth's feelings about this responsibility contribute to the parent-adolescent relationship. In this study, we examined the longitudinal associations between language brokering attitudes and parent-adolescent closeness in a sample of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Translation, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents
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Scholes-Balog, Kirsty E.; Hemphill, Sheryl A.; Patton, George C.; Toumbourou, John W. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
This study examined longitudinal relationships between depressive symptoms and use of alcohol, cigarettes, and illicit substances among adolescents, addressing methodological limitations and potential confounding in the extant literature. The sample comprised adolescents who were surveyed in Grades 6 (n = 916), 9 (n = 804), and 11 (n = 791).…
Descriptors: Correlation, Substance Abuse, Depression (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies