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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390331/body-image-construct-of-sri-lankan-adolescents
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B L Goonapienuwala, S B Agampodi, N S Kalupahana, S Siribaddana
Introduction: “Body image” is more than the visual perception of size and it is probably multidimensional. It is known to influence eating behaviors and self-esteem of adolescents. Although widely studied in developed countries, it has been studied little in Sri Lanka. Objectives: This study was designed to translate and culturally adapt a tool to assess dimensions of body image in Sri Lankan adolescents. Methods: The study was carried out in the Anuradhapura District on school going children in grades nine to eleven...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376911/culture-clash-investigating-constructions-of-sexual-and-reproductive-health-from-the-perspective-of-1-5-generation-migrants-in-australia-using-q-methodology
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T Dune, J Perz, Z Mengesha, D Ayika
BACKGROUND: In Australia, those who migrate as children or adolescents (1.5 generation migrants) may have entered a new cultural environment at a crucial time in their psychosexual development. These migrants may have to contend with constructions of sexual and reproductive health from at least two cultures which may be at conflict on the matter. This study was designed to investigate the role of culture in constructions of sexual and reproductive health and health care seeking behaviour from the perspective of 1...
April 4, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375747/-if-only-you-were-a-boy%C3%A2-friendship-and-sexual-identity-in-mireille-best-s-hymne-aux-mur%C3%A3-nes
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Stephanie Schechner
While much French fiction devoted to lesbians focuses on romantic relationships, Mireille Best's (1943-2005) first novel, Hymne aux Murènes (Hymn to the Moray Eels) (1986), depicts a wide variety of relationships between the lesbian protagonist, Mila, and the other young women staying in a sanatorium of sorts for the treatment of an unnamed illness. In this all-female environment, Best depicts relationships between Mila and Paule, a closeted lesbian employee of the sanatorium; between Mila and young women like Josette and Lilli, who are somewhat attracted to Mila but, for the most part, do not act on this attraction; and between very close heterosexual friends (Nicoli and Nicola)...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Lesbian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367745/the-intersection-of-abandonment-hiv-positive-status-and-residential-care-for-a-group-of-perinatally-infected-adolescents
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Jeanette Schmid, Jenita Chiba
Although anti-retroviral treatments have significantly reduced the incidence of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and AIDS, there remains, for the foreseeable future, a group of adolescents who have been perinatally infected. Noting the paucity of information regarding the impact of paediatric AIDS and its intersection with residential care, this paper investigates the lived realities of 20 South African adolescents who were vertically infected with HIV and AIDS, were abandoned, and have been raised in residential care...
March 2017: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365125/development-of-subcutaneous-fat-in-spanish-and-latin-american-children-and-adolescents-reference-values-for-biceps-triceps-subscapular-and-suprailiac-skinfolds
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M D Marrodán, M González-Montero de Espinosa, Á Herráez, E L Alfaro, I F Bejarano, M Carmenate, D B Lomaglio, N López-Ejeda, A Martínez, M S Mesa, B Méndez Pérez, J M Meléndez, S Moreno-Romero, J L Pacheco, V Vázquez, J E Dipierri
Subcutaneous fat skinfolds represent a reliable assessment instrument of adiposity status. This study provides current percentile references for four subcutaneous skinfolds (biceps, triceps, subscapular, suprailiac) applicable to children and adolescents in Spain and in Latin American countries where data are scarce. The design consisted of a cross-sectional multicenter study performed with identical methods in 5 countries (Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela). Total sample comprised 9163 children and youths (boys 4615 - girls 4548) aged 6-18 years, healthy and without apparent pathologies...
February 22, 2017: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363721/prevalence-of-adolescent-gender-experiences-and-gender-expression-in-germany
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Inga Becker, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Veronika Ottová-Jordan, Michael Schulte-Markwort
PURPOSE: Adolescence marks a transition point in the development of gender experience and expression. Although there is growing awareness about various gender identities in health research, only limited data on the prevalence of adolescent gender variance in the general population exist. METHODS: German female and male adolescents (n = 940) aged 10-16 years participating in the nationally representative "Health Behaviour in School-aged Children" Hamburg survey were asked to report their current gender experience (identification as both feminine and masculine) and gender expression (gender role as a girl or boy)...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348201/tobacco-product-use-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-adolescents
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Hongying Dai
OBJECTIVES: Sexual minority youth face health disparities and a high risk of substance abuse. This study sought to fully characterize the disparity of tobacco use and risk factors in this high-risk subpopulation. METHODS: Using data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the current use of various tobacco products (cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, and e-cigarettes) was compared according to sex and distinct sexual identities (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and unsure)...
March 27, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343088/pathway-of-protection-ethnic-identity-self-esteem-and-substance-use-among-multiracial-youth
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Sycarah Fisher, Tamika C B Zapolski, Chelsea Sheehan, Jessica Barnes-Najor
Fifty percent of adolescents have tried an illicit drug and 70% have tried alcohol by the end of high school, with even higher rates among multiracial youth. Ethnic identity is a protective factor against substance use for minority groups. However, little is known about the mechanisms that facilitate its protective effects, and even less is known about this relationship for multiracial youth. The purpose of the present study was to examine the protective effect of ethnic identity on substance use and to determine whether this relationship operated indirectly through self-esteem, a strong predictor of substance use for among adolescent populations...
March 9, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340118/group-music-therapy-as-a-preventive-intervention-for-young-people-at-risk-cluster-randomized-trial
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Christian Gold, Suvi Saarikallio, Alexander Hew Dale Crooke, Katrina Skewes McFerran
Background: Music forms an important part of the lives and identities of adolescents and may have positive or negative mental health implications. Music therapy can be effective for mental disorders such as depression, but its preventive potential is unknown. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine whether group music therapy (GMT) is an effective intervention for young people who may be at risk of developing mental health problems, as indicated via unhealthy music use...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Music Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337584/-i-can-t-take-hold-of-some-kind-of-a-life-the-role-of-social-connectedness-and-confidence-in-engaging-lost-adolescents-with-their-lives
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Nicole M Ja, Paul E Jose
Erik Erikson's theoretical writings on identity have provided a rich foundation upon which decades of research on identity development have been built. However, literature is lacking regarding adolescents who are aware that they lack knowledge about the self (i.e., values, likes, and dislikes) to the extent that they are stuck and directionless, and therefore unable to engage in the process of identity formation, what we refer to as a state of "lostness." Furthermore, while it has been established that supportive relationships facilitate identity development, less is known about whether various domains of social connectedness may diminish "lostness" over time, and if so, what may be the specific processes or conditions within each connectedness domain that supports this aspect of identity development...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333366/peer-influence-on-ethnic-racial-identity-development-a-multi-site-investigation
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Carlos E Santos, Olga Kornienko, Deborah Rivas-Drake
The peer context features prominently in theory, and increasingly in empirical research, about ethnic-racial identity (ERI) development, but no studies have assessed peer influence on ERI using methods designed to properly assess peer influence. We examined peer influence on ERI centrality, private, and public regard using longitudinal social network analysis. Data were drawn from two sites: a predominantly Latina/o Southwestern (SW) school (N = 1034; Mage = 12.10) and a diverse Midwestern (MW) school (N = 513; Mage = 11...
March 23, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301041/adolescent-ethnic-identity-in-social-context-a-commentary
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Wim Meeus
Key findings from the various studies of this special section of Child Development are that ethnic identity is embedded in a positive proximal interpersonal context in adolescence and that the links between ethnic identity and the interpersonal context seem to become stronger from the beginning of early adolescence on. Remarkably, the (longitudinal) studies do not show that ethnic identity is a better predictor of developmental outcomes or that it can be better predicted in minority groups than in majority groups...
March 16, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280479/parasocial-interactions-and-relationships-in-early-adolescence
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Tracy R Gleason, Sally A Theran, Emily M Newberg
Parasocial interactions and relationships, one-sided connections imagined with celebrities and media figures, are common in adolescence and might play a role in adolescent identity formation and autonomy development. We asked 151 early adolescents (Mage = 14.8 years) to identify a famous individual of whom they are fond; we examined the type of celebrities chosen and why they admired them, and the relationships imagined with these figures across the entire sample and by gender. Adolescents emphasized highly salient media figures, such as actors, for parasocial attention...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278745/-ballroom-itself-can-either-make-you-or-break-you-black-gbt-youths-psychosocial-development-in-the-house-ball-community
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Kyle Telander, Sybil G Hosek, Diana Lemos, Gihane Jeremie-Brink
Social context plays a significant role in adolescent identity development, particularly for youth lacking traditional systems of support. Using ecological and symbolic interactionism perspectives, this study qualitatively explored the psychosocial identity development of Black gay, bisexual, or transgendered youth participating in the House Ball Community (HBC). The HBC is a diverse network of family-like structures called 'houses', as well as a glamorous social outlet via pageant-like 'balls' in which participants compete...
March 3, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254704/what-it-feels-like-to-be-me-linking-emotional-intelligence-identity-and-intimacy
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Hemali Maher, Christine N Winston, Usha Rani S
The search for the self and for an intimate other are the normative tasks of adolescence and early adulthood. The role of emotions in the resolution of these developmental tasks, however, remains largely under-studied, especially in non-western cultures. The objective of the present study, therefore, was to examine the relationships between emotional intelligence, identity, and intimacy, among Indian adolescents. Differences across genders (boys vs. girls) and types of school (gender segregated vs. integrated) were also explored...
April 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252176/ethnic-socialization-in-neighborhood-contexts-implications-for-ethnic-attitude-and-identity-development-among-mexican-origin-adolescents
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Rebecca M B White, George P Knight, Michaeline Jensen, Nancy A Gonzales
Neighborhood Latino ethnic concentration, above and beyond or in combination with mothers' and fathers' ethnic socialization, may have beneficial implications for minority adolescents' ethnic attitude and identity development. These hypotheses, along with two competing hypotheses, were tested prospectively (from x¯age = 12.79-15.83 years) in a sample of 733 Mexican-origin adolescents. Neighborhood ethnic concentration had beneficial implications for ethnic identity processes (i.e., ethnic exploration and perceived peer discrimination) but not for ethnic attitudes...
March 2, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230388/familial-ethnic-socialization-gender-role-attitudes-and-ethnic-identity-development-in-mexican-origin-early-adolescents
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Delida Sanchez, Tiffany A Whittaker, Emma Hamilton, Sarah Arango
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the relations between familial ethnic socialization and ethnic identity development in 438 Mexican-origin (n = 242 boys and n = 196 girls) preadolescents. In addition, machismo and marianismo gender role attitudes were examined as potential mediators in this link. METHOD: Confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) of the Familial Ethnic Socialization Scale (FES), Machismo Measure (MM), Marianismo Beliefs Scale (MBS), and the Ethnic Identity Brief Scale (EISB) were conducted to test the factor structure with a preadolescent Mexican-origin sample...
February 23, 2017: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206778/personal-and-cultural-identity-development-in-recently-immigrated-hispanic-adolescents-links-with-psychosocial-functioning
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Alan Meca, Raha F Sabet, Colleen M Farrelly, Cynthia G Benitez, Seth J Schwartz, Melinda Gonzales-Backen, Elma I Lorenzo-Blanco, Jennifer B Unger, Byron L Zamboanga, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Simona Picariello, Sabrina E Des Rosiers, Daniel W Soto, Monica Pattarroyo, Juan A Villamar, Karina M Lizzi
OBJECTIVES: This study examined directionality between personal (i.e., coherence and confusion) and cultural identity (i.e., ethnic and U.S.) as well as their additive effects on psychosocial functioning in a sample of recently immigrated Hispanic adolescents. METHOD: The sample consisted of 302 recent (<5 years) immigrant Hispanic adolescents (53% boys; Mage = 14.51 years at baseline; SD = .88 years) from Miami and Los Angeles who participated in a longitudinal study...
February 16, 2017: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145615/experiences-of-adolescent-lung-transplant-recipients-a%C3%A2-qualitative-study
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S M Anderson, J Wray, A Ralph, H Spencer, T Lunnon-Wood, K Gannon
Many young transplant recipients experience psychological distress and adjustment difficulties, yet there is little research investigating lung transplantation from the recipients' perspective. This qualitative study aimed to explore experiences of young people who underwent lung transplantation. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six lung transplant recipients (aged 15-18). Interviews were analysed using IPA, a qualitative research approach examining how people make sense of their major life experiences...
May 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141876/face-perception-develops-similarly-across-viewpoint-in-children-and-adolescents-with-and-without-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Jacalyn Guy, Claudine Habak, Hugh R Wilson, Laurent Mottron, Armando Bertone
Atypical face perception has been associated with the socio-communicative difficulties that characterize autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Growing evidence, however, suggests that a widespread impairment in face perception is not as common as once thought. One important issue arising with the interpretation of this literature is the relationship between face processing and a more general perceptual tendency to focus on local rather than global information. Previous work has demonstrated that when discriminating faces presented from the same view, older adolescents and adults with ASD perform similarly to typically developing individuals...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
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