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Grosholz, Jessica M.; Isom Scott, Deena A.; Semenza, Daniel C.; Fleck, Alexandra M. – Youth & Society, 2021
Research finds that vicarious strain significantly predicts juvenile delinquency. However, no studies have examined the influence of vicarious health strain on youth behavior despite the fact that when individuals directly experience poor health, there is a greater likelihood of crime and delinquency. Using a sample of youth from the Project on…
Descriptors: Family Problems, Physical Health, Mental Health, Chronic Illness
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Kattari, Shanna K.; Atteberry-Ash, Brittanie; Eugene Walls, N.; Rusow, Joshua; Klemmer, Cary; Kattari, Leonardo – Youth & Society, 2021
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience numerous disparities, including but not limited to access to health care, HIV risk, safety in school, educational opportunities, and family support. Historically, research on this community lumped together LGBQ experiences with experiences of transgender and…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Sexuality, Depression (Psychology), Suicide
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Postigo-Zegarra, Silvia; Schoeps, Konstanze; Montoya-Castilla, Inmaculada – Youth & Society, 2021
A great part of the research in adolescent popularity is based on sociometric methods, not always distinguishing between social preference (acceptance or likeability) and perceived popularity (visibility or salience), which has practical and theoretical implications. The aim of this work was to analyze the features that a sample of 406 Spanish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Peer Acceptance, Social Influences
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Harris, Johari; Kruger, Ann C. – Youth & Society, 2021
African American male students face a multitude of challenges that may lead to poor academic and social outcomes at school. There is extensive research on the predictors of their problems, but far less on the factors that can lead to positive outcomes. To address this gap, this exploratory study asked two main questions. Does racial-ethnic…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Racial Identification, Sexual Identity, Prosocial Behavior
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Booth, Jaime M.; Urbaeva, Zhyldyz; Park, Daejun – Youth & Society, 2021
During adolescence, adolescents are given more freedom to independently interact with a variety of social contexts. The eco-developmental model suggests that the activity spaces where adolescents spend their time affect substance-use behaviors beyond peer influences, and that the relationships may differ based on the adolescent's demographic…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Adolescents, Context Effect, Racial Differences
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Carrera-Fernández, María Victoria; Cid-Fernández, Xosé Manuel; Almeida, Ana; González-Fernández, Antonio; Lameiras-Fernández, María – Youth & Society, 2021
The bullying phenomenon has been simplified and studied primarily from a psychological perspective. In this study, the phenomenon of bullying was examined by analyzing the joint influence of sociocultural factors such as gender stereotypes, sexism, and attitudes toward sexual and cultural diversity on bullying participation as a bully and a bully…
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Sex Stereotypes
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Ballonoff Suleiman, Ahna; Ballard, Parissa J.; Hoyt, Lindsay Till; Ozer, Emily J. – Youth & Society, 2021
In light of the increasing global population of young people, practitioners and policy makers face formidable challenges in promoting positive youth development and the successful transition to adulthood. Youth participatory research is one promising and rapidly growing approach for generating evidence to inform policy and intervention strategies…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Youth, Developmental Stages
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Arbeit, Miriam R.; Johnson, Haley E.; Grabowska, Anita A.; Mauer, Victoria A.; Deutsch, Nancy L. – Youth & Society, 2021
The present study takes a strength-based approach to understand how young people's individual needs shape their relationships with significant non-parental adults across adolescence. The analyses drew from qualitative interviews with 27 youth across five time-points (3 years). Three types of youth needs were identified and labeled using metaphors…
Descriptors: Adults, Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship, Role Models
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Yoon, Susan; Quinn, Camille R.; Shockley McCarthy, Karla; Robertson, Angela A. – Youth & Society, 2021
The primary aim of this study was to examine gender and racial differences in the association between system involvement types (i.e., child protective services [CPS] only, juvenile justice system only, and dual involvement) and academic outcomes (i.e., grade failure, chronic absenteeism). This study used records from a linked database of public…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice
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Wilson-Daily, Ann E.; Kemmelmeier, Markus – Youth & Society, 2021
Focusing on youth attitudes during a time of political upheaval in Catalonia, we study 1,438 high school students, aged 15 to 16, nested within 30 high schools. Using multilevel analyses, we examine their perceptions of the importance of voting across different election types (independence referendum, local, subnational, national, supernational)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Voting, Citizen Participation, High School Students
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Tan, Tony Xing; Yi, Zhiyao – Youth & Society, 2021
To test whether adoption differentially benefited adopted youth's behavioral health, 243 female American youth who were adopted from China were compared with 234 non-adopted American peers, and 955 non-adopted Chinese peers living in China on four composite scales: School Problems, Internalizing Problems, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder…
Descriptors: Adoption, Children, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns
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Simons, Leslie Gordon; Sutton, Tara E.; Landor, Antoinette M.; Barr, Ashley B.; Bryant, Chalandra M.; Granberg, Ellen M. – Youth & Society, 2021
Past research has documented that structural factors produce a skewed dating market in African American communities that advantages men over women. Using data collected from a sample of 495 African American young adults (55.8% women, M[subscript age] = 22), we tested the idea that African American men can be more selective when choosing dating…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Gender Differences, African Americans, Preferences
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Brown, Ryan A.; Dickerson, Daniel L.; Klein, David J.; Agniel, Denis; Johnson, Carrie L.; D'Amico, Elizabeth J. – Youth & Society, 2021
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth exhibit multiple health disparities, including high rates of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, violence and delinquency, and mental health problems. Approximately 70% of AI/AN youth reside in urban areas, where negative outcomes on behavioral health and well-being are often high. Identity development…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Youth, At Risk Persons
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Baams, Laura; Russell, Stephen T. – Youth & Society, 2021
Utilizing a school-based sample of 895,218 students aged 10-18 years old, we examine differences in students' school functioning, substance use, and mental health in schools with and without Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs). In addition, we examine whether GSA presence is associated with these outcomes for students of color and LGBTQ students.…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, LGBTQ People, Minority Group Students, Hispanic American Students
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Murphy, Bridget; Franklin, Marilyn; Tsang, Yi Tak; Sala-Hamrick, Kelsey; Atalla, Mareena; Barnett, Douglas – Youth & Society, 2021
Youth, particularly urban minority youth, are exposed to high levels of stressful and potentially traumatic life events that have been linked to a wide array of negative outcomes including internalizing and externalizing problems. Youth perceptions of their interpersonal relationship quality with caregivers and friends were examined as potential…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Adolescents, Trust (Psychology), African Americans
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