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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408767/prevalence-and-correlates-of-physical-dating-violence-among-north-american-indigenous-adolescents
#1
Dane S Hautala, Kelley J Sittner Hartshorn, Brian Armenta, Les Whitbeck
This study examined the lifetime prevalence of physical dating violence, including victimization, perpetration, and the overlap between the two (mutual violence) among a population sample of 551 reservation/reserve residing Indigenous (i.e., American Indian and Canadian First Nations) adolescents in the upper-Midwest of the United States and Canada. Potential correlates of four dating violence profiles (i.e., no dating violence, perpetration-only, victimization-only, and mutual violence) relevant to this population also were considered...
April 2017: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943670/african-american-girls-ideal-dating-relationship-now-and-in-the-future
#2
Katrina J Debnam, Donna E Howard, Mary A Garza, Kerry M Green
Adolescence is a particularly important and challenging time for developing long lasting romantic relationship patterns. However, limited empirical research has explored teen perceptions of ideal partner characteristics during adolescence or their significance to the quality of current and future relationships. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 33 African American high school girls to shed light on the qualities desired in their dating relationships and relational factors that influence teen dating behaviors...
2017: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042180/thriving-in-school-the-role-of-sixth-grade-adolescent-parent-school-relationships-in-predicting-eighth-grade-academic-outcomes
#3
Daniel F Perkins, Amy K Syvertsen, Claudia Mincemoyer, Sarah Meyer Chilenski, Jonathan R Olson, Elaine Berrena, Mark Greenberg, Richard Spoth
The present study uses an ecological systems perspective to examine how parental involvement in school-related activities in sixth grade influences early adolescents' school bonding and academic achievement in eighth grade. Results of multilevel models of multiple data sources (i.e., adolescents, parents, and principals) suggested that parents' involvement in school, as reported by the adolescent in sixth grade, was a significant predictor of school bonding and academic grades in eighth grade. Furthermore, parent reports of guidance, support, and involvement in school and non-school activities were unrelated to their adolescents' grades and school bonding...
November 2016: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27217594/general-strain-theory-and-delinquency-extending-a-popular-explanation-to-american-indian-youth
#4
David Eitle, Tamela McNulty Eitle
Despite evidence that American Indian adolescents are disproportionately involved in crime and delinquent behavior, there exists scant research exploring the correlates of crime among this group. We posit that Agnew's (1992) General Strain Theory (GST) is well suited to explain American Indian delinquent activity. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we examined a subsample of American Indian students-a study that represents, to the best of our knowledge, the initial published test of GST principles used to explain AI delinquent behavior...
July 2016: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27134316/high-school-substance-use-as-a-predictor-of-college-attendance-completion-and-dropout-a-national-multi-cohort-longitudinal-study
#5
Megan E Patrick, John E Schulenberg, Patrick M O'Malley
National data from Monitoring the Future were used to examine patterns and predictors of college attendance. Samples of American 12(th)-grade students from 1977-2003 were followed for seven years (modal ages 18-25; N=10,020). College attendance and graduation patterns varied considerably over historical time and based on family background. Substance use during high school predicted a greater likelihood of never attending (for cigarettes, illegal drugs), of graduating from a 2-year rather than a 4-year school (for cigarettes), and of dropping out versus graduating from a 4-year school (for cigarettes, marijuana, and other illegal drugs)...
May 1, 2016: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27030784/the-influence-of-sensation-seeking-and-parental-and-peer-influences-in-early-adolescence-on-risk-involvement-through-middle-adolescence-a-structural-equation-modeling-analysis
#6
Bo Wang, Lynette Deveaux, Sonja Lunn, Veronica Dinaj-Koci, Xiaoming Li, Bonita Stanton
This study examined the relationships between youth and parental sensation-seeking, peer influence, parental monitoring and youth risk involvement in adolescence using structural equation modeling. Beginning in grade-six, longitudinal data were collected from 543 students over three years. Youth sensation-seeking in grade six contributed to risk involvement in early adolescence (grades six and seven) indirectly through increased peer risk influence and decreased parental monitoring but did not have a direct contribution...
March 2016: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26997680/the-role-of-sexual-orientation-in-school-based-victimization-a-meta-analysis
#7
Russell B Toomey, Stephen T Russell
School-based victimization is associated with poorer developmental, academic, and health outcomes. This meta-analytic review compared the mean levels of school-based victimization experienced by sexual minority youth to those of heterosexual youth, and examined moderators of this difference. Results from 18 independent studies (N = 56,752 participants) suggest that sexual minority youth experience moderately higher levels of school-based victimization compared to heterosexual youth (d = .33). This effect varied by two study characteristics: the average effect size increased over time and was larger in studies that had a greater proportion of male participants...
March 2016: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26900186/the-dynamics-and-correlates-of-religious-service-attendance-in-adolescence
#8
Jessica Halliday Hardie, Lisa D Pearce, Melinda Lundquist Denton
This study examines changes in religious service attendance over time for a contemporary cohort of adolescents moving from middle to late adolescence. We use two waves of a nationally representative panel survey of youth from the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR) to examine the dynamics of religious involvement during adolescence. We then follow with an analysis of how demographic characteristics, family background, and life course transitions relate to changes in religious service attendance during adolescence...
March 1, 2016: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26257446/-there-s-gotta-be-some-give-and-take-community-partner-perspectives-on-benefits-and-contributions-associated-with-community-partnerships-for-youth
#9
Liezl Alcantara, Gary W Harper, Christopher B Keys
Successful community partnerships for youth are based on the premise that reciprocity exists between all parties, but to what extent is equal power actually present? The current investigation examines the benefits and contributions associated with partnerships from community partners' perspectives. Respondents from 15 different Connect to Protect® coalitions initiated by the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions were interviewed at the onset of their partnerships. Community partners asserted that their contributions to partnerships are more varied than researchers', yet they perceived that researchers acquire more kinds of benefits...
July 1, 2015: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26691404/romantic-relationship-dynamics-of-urban-african-american-adolescents-patterns-of-monogamy-commitment-and-trust
#10
Senna L Towner, M Margaret Dolcini, Gary W Harper
Relationship dynamics develop early in life and are influenced by social environments. STI/HIV prevention programs need to consider romantic relationship dynamics that contribute to sexual health. The aim of this study was to examine monogamous patterns, commitment, and trust in African American adolescent romantic relationships. The authors also focused on the differences in these dynamics between and within gender. The way that such dynamics interplay in romantic relationships has the potential to influence STI/HIV acquisition risk...
May 2015: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26101452/college-going-benefits-of-high-school-sports-participation-race-and-gender-differences-over-three-decades
#11
Dara Shifrer, Jennifer Pearson, Chandra Muller, Lindsey Wilkinson
The long touted athlete advantage in college enrollment has been tempered by assertions that this advantage is actually due to characteristics that precede participation. Moreover, it remains unclear whether the benefits of sports extend into contemporary times, and apply equally to female and racial minority athletes. This study uses three nationally representative longitudinal datasets of students who were 10(th) graders in 1980, 1990, and 2002. We find that high school sports participation was positively associated with college enrollment, even with the utilization of propensity score modeling, for white boys and girls, black boys, and Latino boys and girls during the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s...
May 1, 2015: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26217066/developmental-implications-of-hiv-prevention-during-adolescence-examination-of-the-long-term-impact-of-hiv-prevention-interventions-delivered-in-randomized-controlled-trials-in-grade-six-and-in-grade-10
#12
Veronica Dinaj-Koci, Xinguang Chen, Lynette Deveaux, Sonya Lunn, Xiaoming Li, Bo Wang, Nanika Braithwaite, Sharon Marshall, Perry Gomez, Bonita Stanton
Dramatic changes occur in abstract reasoning, physical maturation, familial relationships and risk exposure during adolescence. It is probable that delivery of behavioral interventions addressing decision-making during the pre-adolescent period and later in adolescence would result in different impacts. We evaluated the intervention effects of an HIV prevention program (Bahamian Focus on Older Youth, BFOOY) administered to grade 10 Bahamian youth and parents to target HIV protective and risk behaviors. We also examined the effects of prior exposure to a similar intervention (Focus on Youth in the Caribbean, FOYC) four years earlier...
March 2015: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25641997/the-effects-of-runaway-homeless-episodes-on-high-school-dropout
#13
Yumiko Aratani, Janice L Cooper
This article uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to examine the relationship between running away from home between the ages of 12 and 14 and dropping from high school among youth. Propensity score matching was conducted in estimating the effect of running away on high school dropout while controlling for confounding factors, such as familial instability and socioemotional health risks. The findings suggest that having runaway-homeless episodes have a detrimental effect on academic achievement...
March 2015: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25332512/adolescents-stage-environment-fit-in-middle-and-high-school-the-relationship-between-students-perceptions-of-their-schools-and-themselves
#14
Margaret Zoller Booth, Jean M Gerard
This mixed-methods longitudinal project investigates the association between student perceptions of their schools and themselves. Findings from the first two waves of data analysis with 894 middle and high school students in a midsized Great Lakes city reveal similarities and differences between the grade levels (7th-10th) and their perceptions of their schools. Although 7th-grade students enter middle school with the most positive feelings about their schools, they lose this feeling of euphoria by the end of their academic year...
November 1, 2014: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25722502/negative-and-positive-factors-associated-with-the-well-being-of-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer-and-questioning-lgbtq-youth
#15
Darrel Higa, Marilyn J Hoppe, Taryn Lindhorst, Shawn Mincer, Blair Beadnell, Diane M Morrison, Elizabeth A Wells, Avry Todd, Sarah Mountz
Factors associated with the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth were qualitatively examined to better understand how these factors are experienced from the youths' perspectives. Largely recruited from LGBTQ youth groups, 68 youth participated in focus groups (n = 63) or individual interviews (n = 5). The sample included 50% male, 47% female, and 3% transgender participants. Researchers used a consensual methods approach to identify negative and positive factors across 8 domains...
September 2014: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25328252/the-benefits-of-youth-engagement-in-hiv-preventive-structural-change-interventions
#16
Sarah J Reed, Robin Lin Miller
Youth are infrequently included in planning the health promotion projects designed to benefit them as many of the factors infringing upon youth's health and well-being also limit their engagement in community-based public health promotion projects. This article explores youth engagement in 13 coalitions implementing structural changes meant to reduce HIV transmission among adolescents. There was wide variation of youth membership and involvement across coalitions. Using analytic induction, the authors show that youth engagement was associated with the successful completion of structural change efforts...
July 1, 2014: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24748692/using-marital-attitudes-in-late-adolescence-to-predict-later-union-transitions
#17
Brian J Willoughby
Using a sample of 982 late adolescents and tracking them throughout young adulthood, this study investigated if marital attitudes held during the last year of high school were predictive of union transitions to both cohabitation and marriage during young adulthood. Results using both logistic regression and discrete event history models found that marital attitudes did not have significant associations with the transition to cohabitation but did significantly predict the probability of transitioning to marriage during young adulthood...
May 1, 2014: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24532859/hitting-the-wall-youth-perspectives-on-boredom-trouble-and-drug-use-dynamics-in-rural-new-mexico
#18
Cathleen E Willging, Gilbert A Quintero, Elizabeth A Lilliott
We examine the experience of boredom and its relationship to troublemaking and drug use among rural youth in southwestern New Mexico. We draw on qualitative research with area youth to describe what they think about drug use and how they situate it within their social circumstances. We then locate youth drug use within globalized processes affecting this setting, including a local economic environment with limited educational and employment opportunities for youth. Drug use emerges as a common social practice that enables youth to ameliorate boredom, yet only some youth become known as troublemakers...
January 1, 2014: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26224893/gay-straight-alliances-social-justice-involvement-and-school-victimization-of-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-queer-youth-implications-for-school-well-being-and-plans-to-vote
#19
Russell B Toomey, Stephen T Russell
Few studies have investigated school-based, positive development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) youth, despite knowledge of their heightened negative school experiences compared to heterosexual youth (e.g., school victimization). This study examines associations among participation in Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)-related social justice activities, GSA presence, and GSA membership with victimization based on sexual orientation and school-based well-being (i.e., school safety, school belongingness, grade point average [GPA]) and future plans to vote...
December 1, 2013: Youth & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24465060/the-roles-of-perceived-neighborhood-disorganization-social-cohesion-and-social-control-in-urban-thai-adolescents-substance-use-and-delinquency
#20
Hilary F Byrnes, Brenda A Miller, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, Orratai Rhucharoenpornpanich, Pamela K Cupp, Katharine A Atwood, Warunee Fongkaew, Michael J Rosati, Warunee Chookhare
Substance use and delinquency in Thai adolescents are growing public health concerns. Research has linked neighborhood characteristics to these outcomes, with explanations focused on neighborhood disorganization, social cohesion, and social control. This study examines the independent associations of these neighborhood constructs with Thai adolescents' substance use and delinquency, through peer deviance, to determine which neighborhood aspects are particularly important. Families (N=420) with adolescents aged 13-14 were randomly selected from 7 districts in Bangkok, Thailand...
August 6, 2013: Youth & Society
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