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Journal of Youth and Adolescence OnlineFirst articles

Journal of Youth and Adolescence OnlineFirst articles

13-07-2018 | Empirical Research

Development of Friendship and Task Values in a New School: Friend Selection for the Arts and Physical Education but Socialization for Academic Subjects

Friends provide important social contexts for student development. Research has shown that adolescent friends are similar to each other in their interest and values for different school subjects. Yet our current understanding does not extend to …

Angela Chow, Noona Kiuru, Philip D. Parker, Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Katariina Salmela-Aro

13-07-2018 | Empirical Research

Trajectories of Social and Emotional Competencies according to Cyberbullying Roles: A Longitudinal Multilevel Analysis

Current cyberbullying literature lacks longitudinal studies clarifying its predictors and consequences. This 1-year longitudinal study investigated how social and emotional competencies develop according to Portuguese middle school students’ …

Vítor Alexandre Coelho, Marta Marchante

10-07-2018 | Empirical Research

Individual and Sibling Characteristics: Parental Differential Treatment and Adolescent Externalizing Behaviors

Adolescents’ reports of parental differential treatment have been linked to increased externalizing behaviors. The current study investigated whether adolescent self-esteem and sibling relationship characteristics (age-spacing and sibling …

Emily Rolan, Kristine Marceau

06-07-2018 | Empirical Research

Modeling Trajectories of Sensation Seeking and Impulsivity Dimensions from Early to Late Adolescence: Universal Trends or Distinct Sub-groups?

Developmental imbalance models attribute the rise in risk-taking during adolescence to a universal imbalance between rising reward sensitivity and lagging cognitive control. This study tested predictions of an alternate Lifespan Wisdom Model that …

Atika Khurana, Daniel Romer, Laura M. Betancourt, Hallam Hurt

04-07-2018 | Empirical Research

Who Benefits from Community Mental Health Care? Using Latent Profile Analysis to Identify Differential Treatment Outcomes for Youth

Treatment effectiveness has been shown to vary across subgroups of youth based on characteristics such as comorbidity, problem severity, gender, and age. The current study aims to explore if subgroups of youth, identified by applying latent …

F. Tony Bonadio, Carolyn Tompsett

02-07-2018 | Empirical Research

The Effects of Neighborhood Context on Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Among Adolescents Involved in the Juvenile Justice System: Latent Classes and Contextual Effects

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been identified as a key risk factor associated with a wide range of negative life outcomes, including juvenile delinquency. Much less work has explored whether certain combinations of ACEs, or typologies …

Kevin T. Wolff, Celina Cuevas, Jonathan Intravia, Michael T. Baglivio, Nathan Epps

02-07-2018 | Book Review

Aimee Rickman, Adolescence, Girlhood, and Media Migration: US Teens’ Use of Social Media to Negotiate Offline Struggles. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018, 175pp, ISBN: 1498553931, 9781498553933

Sabrina Sanchez

27-06-2018 | Empirical Research

Patterns of Spiritual Connectedness during Adolescence: Links to Coping and Adjustment in Low-Income Urban Youth

Religiosity and spirituality are influential experiences that buffer adverse effects of stressors. Spirituality typically declines during adolescence, although not universally. Using Latent Class Growth Analysis, we examined changes in spiritual …

Anna W. Wright, Joana Salifu Yendork, Wendy Kliewer

25-06-2018 | Empirical Research

Longitudinal Change in High-Cost Prosocial Behaviors of Defending and Including during the Transition to Adulthood

Despite high profile examples that are highlighted in the popular media, we know little about high-cost prosocial behaviors such as defending and including, and how these behaviors might change over time and vary by individual. Thus, this study …

Laura M. Padilla-Walker, Madison K. Memmott-Elison, Matthew G. Nielson

25-06-2018 | Empirical Research

Distress Intolerance Mediates the Relationship between Child Maltreatment and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury among Chinese Adolescents: A Three-Wave Longitudinal Study

Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a serious public health concern among adolescents. Identifying risk factors of NSSI is important to effectively prevent or reduce such behavior. Child maltreatment is one of the most widely recognized risk factors …

Nan Kang, Yongqiang Jiang, Yaxuan Ren, Tieying Gong, Xiaoliu Liu, Freedom Leung, Jianing You

25-06-2018 | Empirical Research

How to Attain a Popularity Goal? Examining the Mediation Effects of Popularity Determinants and Behaviors

Popularity has been examined extensively in recent years, particularly regarding its behavioral correlates. However, much less is known about the social cognitive processes related to popularity and the strategies to attain popularity. This study …

Yan Li, Yinyan Hu

20-06-2018 | Empirical Research

Longitudinal Associations Between Sibling Relational Aggression and Adolescent Adjustment

Sibling relational aggression is an important but understudied dimension of sibling relationships that has potential implications for adolescents’ adjustment. This study examined the longitudinal associations between being the target of sibling …

Annabella M. Gallagher, Kimberly A. Updegraff, Jenny Padilla, Susan M. McHale

19-06-2018 | Empirical Research

Ethnic Identity in Diverse Schools: Preadolescents’ Private Regard and Introjection in relation to Classroom Norms and Composition

Ethnic identity plays a key role in the normative development of children and adolescents, and efforts to provide a positive and safe environment for ethnic identity benefit from an understanding of its context-dependency. Following the social …

Nadya Gharaei, Jochem Thijs, Maykel Verkuyten

18-06-2018 | Empirical Research

Do Parent-Adolescent Discrepancies Predict Deviant Peer Affiliation and Subsequent Substance Use?

Recent evidence suggests parent-adolescent discrepancies regarding adolescent disclosure can provide insight into parent-child relations and adolescent adjustment. However, pathways linking discrepancies to adjustment are not well known. We tested …

Wendy Kliewer, David W. Sosnowski, Sawyer Wilkins, Katlyn Garr, Carolyn Booth, Kristina McGuire, Anna W. Wright

18-06-2018 | Empirical Research

Parents’ Social Comparisons of Siblings and Youth Problem Behavior: A Moderated Mediation Model

Parents compare their children to one another; those comparisons may have implications for the way mothers and fathers treat their children, as well as their children’s behavior. Data were collected annually for three years with parents …

Alexander C. Jensen, Susan M. McHale, Amanda M. Pond

15-06-2018 | Empirical Research

Proximal and Distal Effects of Sensation Seeking and Parenting Environments on Alcohol Use Trajectories from Early Adolescence to Early Adulthood

Adolescent alcohol use is related to disinhibition traits and family environments. However, research is scarce on whether these factors predict alcohol use trajectories distally, from early adolescence into early adulthood. We examined whether …

Adam A. Rogers, Kit K. Elam, Laurie Chassin, Ariel Sternberg, Leena Bui

15-06-2018 | Empirical Research

Effects of Indirect Exposure to Homicide Events on Children’s Mental Health: Evidence from Urban Settings in Colombia

Exposure to neighborhood violence is an important risk factor for the social and emotional development of children and youth. Previous work recognizes that violence may affect children indirectly via secondhand exposure; yet, few studies have …

Andres Molano, Arturo Harker, Juan Camilo Cristancho

08-06-2018 | Empirical Research

More Than Just Keeping Busy: The Protective Effects of Organized Activity Participation on Violence and Substance Use Among Urban Youth

Violence and substance use disproportionately affect African American youth in urban, disadvantaged communities. Expanding positive peer and adult connections is a mechanism by which organized activity participation may reduce risk of negative …

Andria B. Eisman, Daniel B. Lee, Hsing-Fang Hsieh, Sarah A. Stoddard, Marc A. Zimmerman

07-06-2018 | Empirical Research

Explicating Acculturation Strategies among Asian American Youth: Subtypes and Correlates across Filipino and Korean Americans

Acculturation strategy, a varying combination of heritage and mainstream cultural orientations and one of the significant determinants of youth development, has been understudied with Asian American youth and particularly at a subgroup-specific …

Yoonsun Choi, Michael Park, Jeanette Park Lee, Miwa Yasui, Tae Yeun Kim

29-05-2018 | Empirical Research

Defending Victims of Bullying in Early Adolescence: A Multilevel Analysis

Adolescents’ defending behaviors in school bullying situations is likely determined by individual characteristics, social status variables, and classroom/school contextual factors operating simultaneously in the peer ecology. However, there is …

Hye-Young Yun, Sandra Graham