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The biennial conferences on adolescent research were initiated to provide aforum where researchers and practitioners could exchange ideas, identify problems, and discuss viable solutions to those problems. This author's experience at the Fifth Biennial Conforwnce, held in March 1989 in Tucson,...
Within a socialization paradigm, a model was developed and tested to examine social network influences on adolescent sexual behavior and contraceptive use. It was hypothesized that the social network influences of parents and peers would affect the contraceptive knowledge and premarital sexual...
The transition from high school to college occurs within an institutional context and this institutional context influences the academic transitional tasks faced by adolescents. Key characteristics of the institutional context of the transition to college in the United States were the size of...
Theorists have suggested that adolescents'same-sex peer relations are related to their opposite-sex peer relations. To test this hypothesis, 112 tenth graders were asked to complete sociometric ratings, a perceived social competence questionnaire, and a questionnaire designed to measure empathic...
Adolescent parents 'decisions about work are related to other critical life decisions about marriage, education, economic self-sufficiency, and interpersonal relationships. Such decisions may be based on a particular view of what life will be like in the future. This study explored how 179...
This article reports the relation betweenfamily decision-making behaviors and academic performance as measured by student effort and grades among a sample of youths from diverse family structures and socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Youths and a subset of their parents reported on how...
Data on the relationship of identity and perceptions offamily processes are reported. The FACES III Inventory provided measures of perceived cohesion and adaptability of families, while identity statuses were derived from the Ego Identity Interview. Subjects were male and female college students...
The permanent records of 562 female adolescents enrolled in school-based programs for pregnant and parenting students in Colorado during the 1984-1985 through 1986-1987 school years were reviewed. The study compared students who graduated with those students who dropped out. The findings...
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