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Mehta, Clare M.; Burke, Pamela E.; Shrier, Lydia A. – Youth & Society, 2022
Although increasing numbers of youth are seeking help to reduce or abstain from marijuana use, little research has investigated the contextual facilitators and barriers to doing so among urban youth utilizing primary care. We qualitatively investigated contextual facilitators and barriers to marijuana reduction/abstinence in an ethnically diverse…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Abuse, Barriers, Urban Youth
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Zlotnick, Cheryl; Manor-Lavon, Inbal; Srulovici, Einav – Youth & Society, 2022
Increasingly evidence suggests that the self-reported health status (SRH) of 2nd generation immigrant youth (native-born youth with at least one parent who was born abroad) may be lower than non-immigrant youth. This cross-sectional study compared the SRH of 2nd generation immigrant to non-immigrant youth (n = 291), accounting for confounders…
Descriptors: Correlation, Immigrants, Body Composition, Exercise
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Walters, Glenn D. – Youth & Society, 2022
A moderated mediation analysis was performed on 3,600 (1,829 boys and 1,771 girls) adolescents from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Results from a path analysis revealed that child self-efficacy mediated the relationship between mother control self-efficacy and child delinquency in girls but not in boys and that it mediated…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Children, Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship
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Zhou, Xiaochen; Li, Jia; Wang, Qi – Youth & Society, 2022
Friendship may be significantly associated with adolescents' psychological well-being. Among various kinds of friendships, this study investigated two types of intergroup friendships among Chinese adolescents, specifically cross-hukou-location and cross-gender friendship. Fixed-effects modeling with a two-wave national dataset--the China Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Friendship, Adolescents, Well Being
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Marotta, Phillip L.; Tolou-Shams, Marina; Cunningham-Williams, Renee M.; Washington, Durrell Malik, Sr.; Voisin, Dexter – Youth & Society, 2022
The following study examined the association between race, ethnicity, referral source, and reasons for attrition from substance use treatment in a sample of 72,643 discharges of adolescent youth in the United States from 2014 to 2016. Black and Hispanic adolescents were more likely to be discharged due to incarceration and termination by the…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Intervention
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Nehlin, Christina; Carlsson, Kristina; Öster, Caisa – Youth & Society, 2022
Self-report questionnaires on alcohol use are commonly used in both research and in clinical work with adolescents, but little is known about how adolescent responders perceive and interpret them. This study explores how adolescents think while responding to two alcohol-related questionnaires. It also investigates whether the instruments can…
Descriptors: Drinking, Adolescents, Questionnaires, Responses
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Eyllon, Mara; Salhi, Carmel; Griffith, John L.; Lincoln, Alisa K. – Youth & Society, 2022
We apply the theory of collateral consequences and a social stress process framework to school discipline to examine whether exclusionary school discipline policies are associated with the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents who have never been suspended or expelled and whether this association varies across race/ethnicity. Data are from…
Descriptors: Suspension, Expulsion, School Policy, Discipline Policy
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Hensums, Maud; Overbeek, Geertjan; Jorgensen, Terrence D. – Youth & Society, 2022
Popular belief holds that sexual behavior is evaluated more liberally for males than females. However, the assessment of this "sexual double standard" is controversial. Therefore, we investigated measurement equivalence of commonly used items to assess sexual double standards in previous research. Based on established measurement…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Sexuality, Gender Differences
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Semenza, Daniel C.; Jackson, Dylan B.; Testa, Alexander; Meldrum, Ryan C. – Youth & Society, 2022
Susceptibility to peer influence among adolescents is associated with a variety of negative interpersonal and psychosocial outcomes. Although proper sleep is crucial for adolescent development and well-being, no study to date has examined the influence of sleep problems on susceptibility to peer influence. We assess this relationship using two…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sleep, Peer Influence, Well Being
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Lindstrom, Lauren; Lind, John; Beno, Carolynne; Gee, Kevin A.; Hirano, Kara – Youth & Society, 2022
This study solicited perspectives of underserved youth and educators who serve them regarding college and career readiness. We defined underserved youth as adolescents who experience inequitable access to educational resources. Purposeful sampling was used to select 84 focus group participants including educators and students (9-12th grade).…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Adolescents, Access to Education
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Goffnett, Jacob; Routon, Jaz; Flores, Rey – Youth & Society, 2022
This study explored the development and impact of shame and pride among sexual minority adolescents (SMA) to better understand emotions as psychosocial mechanisms of wellbeing. Shame and pride are salient to understanding the experiences of SMAs because American society has culturally constructed their identities to be dichotomized as shameful and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, LGBTQ People, Emotional Development, Well Being
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Elliott, Kayla J.; Stacciarini, Jeanne-Marie R.; Jimenez, Isidro A.; Rangel, Andrea P.; Fanfan, Dany – Youth & Society, 2022
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, and other gender diverse (LGBTQ+) adolescents face daunting hardships within the rural contexts they navigate (e.g., community, school), and these onerous demands make it difficult for them to maintain optimal mental well-being. This scoping review described the psychosocial protective and…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Well Being, Mental Health, Rural Areas
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Becnel, Jennifer N.; Giano, Zachary; Williams, Amanda L.; Merten, Michael J. – Youth & Society, 2022
A growing body of literature suggests that youth with severe obesity are engaging in substance use. The purpose of the present study was to examine profiles of substance use among adolescents with severe obesity and examine how these profiles are associated with depressive symptomology using data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Obesity, Substance Abuse, Depression (Psychology)
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Zhao, Zhenqiang; Toomey, Russell B.; Anhalt, Karla – Youth & Society, 2022
The current study examined predictors associated with the degree of sexual orientation disclosure across social contexts (parents, classmates, and school adults) and educational context (high school and college) among Latinx sexual minority youth (SMY; N = 238). Results revealed that perceptions of more supportive social attitudes to sexual…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Sexual Orientation, Hispanic American Students
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McDonald, Shelby E.; Murphy, Jennifer L.; Tomlinson, Camie A.; Matijczak, Angela; Applebaum, Jennifer W.; Wike, Traci L.; Kattari, Shanna K. – Youth & Society, 2022
This study examines the role of human-animal interaction (HAI) in relations between sexual and gender minority (SGM) stress, personal hardiness, and psychological stress during emerging adulthood. Data for the current sample reflect 136 SGM emerging adults between the ages of 18 to 21 years who reported living with a companion animal in the past…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Stress Variables, Animals, Coping
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