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Creating School-Family Partnerships In Adolescence: Challenges And Opportunities, Brenda J. Lohman, Jennifer L. Matjasko Jan 2009

Creating School-Family Partnerships In Adolescence: Challenges And Opportunities, Brenda J. Lohman, Jennifer L. Matjasko

Human Development and Family Studies Publications

Adolescence is a time of rapid change. These changes present challenges and opportunities for developing youth including physical changes, significant cognitive advancements, emotional maturation, and new peer and romantic relationships. For most adolescents, these changes are also accompanied by changes in their environments including more demanding expectations for independence, more challenging academic tasks, and new expectations for social participation from parents and peers. At the same time, adolescents are becoming more independent from their families while also maintaining a sense of connection to them and to their schools.


The Unique Influence Of Mothers' And Fathers' Negative Parental Practices On Adolescent Anti-Social Behavior: Mediating Effects Of Adolescent Psychological Resources And Deviant Peer Relationships, Ryan Eugene Lott Jan 2009

The Unique Influence Of Mothers' And Fathers' Negative Parental Practices On Adolescent Anti-Social Behavior: Mediating Effects Of Adolescent Psychological Resources And Deviant Peer Relationships, Ryan Eugene Lott

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Researchers investigating delinquent and anti-social behavior have documented that negative parental practices is linked to psychological resources (mastery), deviant relationships, and anti-social behaviors. However, there is a gap in the current literature on how these variables combine to influence an adolescent's anti-social behavior, specifically the causal effects of deviant relationships on anti-social behavior. The purpose of this thesis is to include all of these pathways in one succinct causal model that is founded by empirical research. The current study used structural equation model (SEM) analyses to estimate the comprehensive model in order to take measurement error into account. The ...


Precursors To Adolescents' Dating Violence Perpetration And Healthy Romantic Relationships, Melissa P. Schnurr Jan 2009

Precursors To Adolescents' Dating Violence Perpetration And Healthy Romantic Relationships, Melissa P. Schnurr

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Paper 1: The purpose of this study was two-fold: 1) to identify how adolescent, family, school, and neighborhood risk factors were related to perpetration of dating violence among adolescents; and 2) to assess how perceived neighborhood collective efficacy may reduce or exacerbate the relationship between each of the risk factors and adolescents' perpetration of dating violence. Three waves of data from the Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study were used (N = 765; Ages 16-20 at Wave 3). Lagged Ordinary Least Squares multiple regression techniques were utilized to examine the link between perpetration of dating violence and the risk factors ...