The Influence of Parental Conflict on Late Adolescent Perceptions of Parental Support

The Influence of Parental Conflict on Late Adolescent Perceptions of Parental Support

Date: August 1998
Creator: Flint, Pamela
Description: The question addressed in this study is whether either parent's conflict style affected the supportive quality of the parents' relationship with the son or daughter. It was important to explore variables that affect support because supportive relationships with parents have been related to adolescent adjustment. Past studies have suggested parental conflict has a negative impact on the parent-adolescent relationship. Research in the area of mediators of perceived support in the parent-adolescent relationships is limited. This study focused on perceived support in the specific relationship of the parent and adolescent. Qualitative measures of conflict were used since they have been more strongly related to changes in parent-adolescent relationships than quantitative measures. In this study the supportive quality of the parent-adolescent relationship was operationalized as a measure of parental support, depth of the parent-adolescent relationship, and conflict in the parent-adolescent relationship (Quality of Relationship Inventory).
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A Study of Rorschach Intellectual Indicators in Adolescents

A Study of Rorschach Intellectual Indicators in Adolescents

Date: August 1967
Creator: Giller, Melvyn Eugene
Description: There seems to be a need for further exploration in this area for the purpose of clarifying which Rorschach indices are indicators of intelligence. R. W. W%, D%, F+%, A%, H, H%, M, and N have each been selected for statistical analysis on the basis of one or more of these three factors: (1) Rorschach, Klopfer and Kelly, and Beck have stated that the index is an indicator of intelligence, (2) extensive definition of the index implies some relation to intelligence, (3) past literature indicates that the index correlates positively with intelligence.
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Adolescents' Perception of Parental Behavior toward Them and its Relationship with Sex, Delinquency, and Security

Adolescents' Perception of Parental Behavior toward Them and its Relationship with Sex, Delinquency, and Security

Date: May 1972
Creator: Mojallali, Shah, 1938-
Description: This study investigated adolescents' perception of parental behavior toward them and its relationship with sex, delinquency, and security. The subjects chosen for the study were sixty boys and sixty girls from eleventh grade English classes, and sixty boys and sixty girls from two institutions for juvenile delinquents. All subjects were white, they ranged in age from fifteen through eighteen years, and they had two living parents.
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Adolescent self-mutilating behaviors: Experiential avoidance coupled with imitation?

Adolescent self-mutilating behaviors: Experiential avoidance coupled with imitation?

Date: August 2008
Creator: Howe-Martin, Laura S.
Description: Repetitive self-mutilation (RSM) has become increasingly prevalent among adolescents. Empirical research has pinpointed several correlates of this behavior, but the initiation and maintenance of RSM among adolescents are not well understood. The experiential avoidance model (EAM) proposes that self-mutilation is a behavior that allows for the avoidance or alteration of unwanted internal experiences, and that it is negatively reinforced with repetition. The current study explored the usefulness of the EAM as an explanatory theory for adolescent RSM, with the additional incorporation of issues of social context. Adolescents (N = 211) from three school-based samples completed self-report questionnaires. One-third of students reported at least one incident of purposeful, non-suicidal self-mutilation and 16% had engaged in self-mutilation repeatedly within the past 6 months. Both regression and group analyses indicated that adolescents who engage in RSM report greater psychological distress, a greater incidence of functionally equivalent behaviors, and greater exposure to self-mutilation among peers and/or in the media, when compared to their counterparts who have not engaged in RSM. Suicidal ideation/behaviors were consistently the strongest predictors of current self-mutilation behaviors. Clinical implications, limitations, and suggestions for future research are discussed.
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Implications of Social Class Structure and Developmental Tasks for Teaching Techniques in Home and Family Life Education

Implications of Social Class Structure and Developmental Tasks for Teaching Techniques in Home and Family Life Education

Date: August 1954
Creator: Evans, Mary E. (Mary Elizabeth)
Description: Can home and family life education incorporate sociological findings, psychological procedures, and frames of reference typical of lower and middle classes into educational techniques and content which will assist adolescents to achieve certain developmental tasks more satisfactorily?
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Relationship between Adolescent Risk Preferences on a Laboratory Task and Behavioral Measures of Risk-taking

Relationship between Adolescent Risk Preferences on a Laboratory Task and Behavioral Measures of Risk-taking

Date: February 2011
Creator: Rao, Uma; Sidhartha, Tanuj; Harker, Karen; Bidesi, Anup S.; Chen, Li-Ann & Ernst, Monique, 1953-
Description: Article discussing research on the relationship between adolescent risk preferences on a laboratory task and behavioral measures of risk-taking.
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A Study of the Endocrine Glands and Their Implications for Education, with Special Emphasis on Industrial Arts

A Study of the Endocrine Glands and Their Implications for Education, with Special Emphasis on Industrial Arts

Date: February 1953
Creator: Cox, Lucius L.
Description: This is a study of the endocrine glands and their influence on the physical characteristics and behavior patterns of adolescents. The purpose of this study is not to present new ideas about the effects of the endocrine glands upon man, but to gather and present the information and data already available and to show how these glands of internal secretion affect the individual in his ability to participate in an educational program, with special emphasis on industrial arts.
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescents with Conduct Disorder: Pre- and Post-Treatment Comparison of Trauma Types

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescents with Conduct Disorder: Pre- and Post-Treatment Comparison of Trauma Types

Date: August 1997
Creator: Ovaert, Lynda B.
Description: The purpose of this study was to compare pre- and post-treatment differences in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in male adolescents with conduct disorder. The Children's PTSD Inventory and the PTSD Reaction Index were used to diagnose PTSD and determine trauma type (Type I single trauma or Type II recurring trauma). Pre- and post-treatment measures included the PTSD Reaction Index, the Children's Depression Inventory, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory, the Dissociative Experiences Scale, and the Youth Self-Report. The six-week, biweekly group treatment included education, exposure, and cognitive elements. Primary hypotheses that the abused group would statistically differ from the non-abused group in terms of pre- and post-treatment levels of avoidance, dissociation, anger/aggression, self-destructiveness, social problems, and overall levels of PTSD symptoms, were not confirmed. Overall, group therapy participants experienced statistically significant decreases in PTSD symptoms over the course of therapy. Results are discussed in light of clinical implications, recommended cautions given the lack of a robust control group, and directions for future research.
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Breast Implants for Graduation: A Sociological Examination of Daughter and Mother Narratives

Breast Implants for Graduation: A Sociological Examination of Daughter and Mother Narratives

Date: January 2012
Creator: Fowler, Lori Ann & Moore, Ami R.
Description: Article on a sociological examination of daughter and mother narratives.
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Effects of a Split Semester on Personal and Social Adjustment of Adolescents

Effects of a Split Semester on Personal and Social Adjustment of Adolescents

Date: August 1960
Creator: Black, Verlin Harmon
Description: The purpose of this study is to measure and compare the degree of personal and social adjustment which high school girls exhibited during a "split semester" and a "continuous semester."
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