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Herman-Stahl, Mindy; Saavedra, Lissette M.; Morgan-Lopez, Antonio A.; Novak, Scott P.; Warner, Tara D.; Fishbein, Diana H. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of maternal depressive symptoms on adolescent alcohol use among a sample of Latino/Latina youth aged 10 to 16 years from a high-risk community. Direct and mediating effects of youth depressive symptoms, controlling for levels of concurrent emotion dysregulation, on alcohol use were examined.…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Parent Child Relationship, Correlation
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Fredrick, Stephanie Secord; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick; Jenkins, Lyndsay N. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2017
Adolescent stressors coupled with environmental demands, such as pressures to achieve, might lead to negative outcomes for some students. Students who worry about their ability to meet high standards might be more at risk of internalizing problems. The current study investigated the relations among perfectionism, social support, and internalizing…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Behavior Problems, Regression (Statistics), Stress Variables
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Murray, Christopher; Zvoch, Keith – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
This study investigates the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Inventory of Teacher-Student Relationships (IT-SR), a measure that was developed by adapting the widely used Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachments (Armsden & Greenberg, 1987) for use in the context of teacher-student relationships. The instrument was field tested…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Low Income, Validity
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Kobus, Kimberly; Henry, David B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
Network position ("isolate," "member," "liaison"), peer-group substance use, and their interaction were examined as predictors of cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use in a sample of 163 urban sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Two measures of peer substance use were compared: one based on social network analysis…
Descriptors: Smoking, Marijuana, Drinking, Early Adolescents
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Carlson, Ginger Apling; Grant, Kathryn E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
This study used self-report symptom inventories administered in school classrooms to examine relations among gender, psychological symptoms, stress, and coping in 1,200 low-income African American urban early adolescents. Girls reported more symptoms than boys, accounted for by higher internalizing symptoms. Boys reported more stress than girls,…
Descriptors: Females, Psychopathology, Adolescents, Coping
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Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.; Vargas-Chanes, Delfino; Garcia, Cristal D.; Gonzales-Backen, Melinda – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
The current longitudinal study tested the premise that Latino adolescents' (N = 323) proactive coping with discrimination would mediate the relationship between ethnic identity and self-esteem. Each component of ethnic identity (i.e., exploration, resolution, and affirmation) was positively associated with concurrent assessments of adolescents'…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Adolescents, Coping, Longitudinal Studies