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This study investigated differences in perception of the family environment between families with a child in early adolescence and those with a child in late adolescence, and the relation between those perceptions and intrafamilial agreement in belief concerning the personal characteristics of...
The leisure experiences of 1,407 smoking and nonsmoking adolescents were contrasted with respect to their perceived quality. Leisure attitudes and behavior were measured with regard to both the adolescents' general approach to free time and their most common use of free time. Compared with...
Adolescents who appear impervious to adult injunctions, admonitions, and consequences are described. Early adolescence, immediate-family interactions, extended-family patterns, and contextual stressors converge to promote development of "Teflon " behavior in the adolescent. This article suggests...
Stages of ethnic identity development were assessed through in-depth interviews with 91 Asian-American, Black, Hispanic, and White tenth-grade students, all American born, from integrated urban high schools. Subjects were also given questionnaire measures of ego identity and psychological...
An individual's development of concepts to represent situations or events in memory is contingent upon the relevancy of new information to the individual's existing concepts. Learning disabled (LD) adolescents have been characterized as not having the ability to effectively recall existing...
A sample of early adolescents (N = 182) completed a questionnaire assessing identity status development, social desirability, self-esteem, and cognitive prejudice. Bivariate correlation coefficients yielded relationships between cognitive prejudice and self-esteem and Ideological Diffusion;...
Although research on school transitions is growing, researchers continue to lack adequate models and tools for conceptualizing and assessing school transition stress. The present study uses the theoretical framework and research on occupational role strain in adulthood as such a model and...
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has reached epidemic proportions in many countries. In the United States the infection is currently most common among homosexual males and intravenous (IV) drug users in urban areas. However, heterosexuals are also at risk of AIDS infection, as is...
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