New Perspectives on Adolescent Risk Behavior by Richard Jessor

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By Richard Jessor

During this assortment, prime specialists on adolescent hazard habit current the newest principles and findings concerning the number of behaviors that may compromise adolescent improvement. one of the themes the individuals discover are drug use, dicy using, early sexual intercourse, melancholy, and faculty disengagement. particularly, the quantity emphasizes new views on improvement and on person-centered research.

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Integrating individual configurations and social networks It is relatively straightforward to combine personal configuration analyses with social network analyses if appropriate data sets are available. In this regard, the Carolina Longitudinal Study (CLS) was designed with such an integration in mind (Cairns & Cairns, 1994). This investigation began in 1981 as an accelerated longitudinal design in which two cohorts of subjects were first seen at a mean of 10 years and 13 years of age. All children of a given age in the school were eligible for participation; hence it was a saturated sample.

Specifically, he discovered that the self-enhancement bias found in self-reports in social and personality psychology also plays a role in the types of individuals whom children claim as their friends and associates. In self-named groups, the tendency is to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. With the shift from childhood to adolescence, Chinese teenagers add peer-relevant concerns to their childhood identification with the traditional values of achievement and cooperation in peer group formation.

Ix - xvii). New York: Cambridge University Press. , & Crouter, A. C. (1983). The evolution of environmental models in developmental research. In P. H. ), Handbook of child psychology, Vol. 1: History, theory, methods (pp. 357-414). New York: Wiley. Cairns, R. , & Cairns, B. D. (1994). Lifelines and risks: Pathways of youth in our time. New York: Cambridge University Press. Cairns, R. , & Rodkin, P. C. (1998). Phenomena regained: From group configurations to individual pathways. In R. B. Cairns, L.

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