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Journal of Youth and Adolescence OnlineFirst articles

Journal of Youth and Adolescence OnlineFirst articles

20-09-2018 | Empirical Research

‘Youth’s Conflict Resolution Strategies in their Dating Relationships’

Youth can experience conflicts with their dating partner and then need strategies to solve such conflicts. Research is scarce regarding positive conflict resolution strategies in a dating context. Considering research on various interpersonal …


18-09-2018 | Empirical Research

Depression, Anxiety, and Peer Victimization: Bidirectional Relationships and Associated Outcomes Transitioning from Childhood to Adolescence

Experiences of depression, anxiety, and peer victimization have each been found to predict one another, and to predict negative outcomes in the domains of school connectedness, social functioning, quality of life, and physical health. However, the …

Miriam K. Forbes, Sally Fitzpatrick, Natasha R. Magson, Ronald M. Rapee

15-09-2018 | Empirical Research

Parental Knowledge Discrepancies: Examining the Roles of Warmth and Self-Disclosure

Discrepancies between parents’ and adolescents’ reports in parental knowledge of adolescents’ daily activities and whereabouts are common and have implications for adolescents’ well-being and school success. Grounded in a family systems …

Aryn M. Dotterer, Elizabeth Day

12-09-2018 | Empirical Research

Gender-Typed Personality Qualities and African American Youth’s School Functioning

Numerous studies document sex differences in African American girls’ and boys’ academic achievement and motivation, but little is known about how the enactment of gender, such as in the forms of gendered behaviors, attitudes, or personal-social …

Olivenne D. Skinner, Susan M McHale, Dana Wood, Nicole A. Telfer

12-09-2018 | Empirical Research

The Influence of Economic Pressure on Emerging Adult Binge Drinking: Testing the Family Stress Model over Time

The Family Stress Model proposes that disrupted family processes may help explain the association between economic adversity and poor child developmental outcomes. In this study, the Family Stress Model was tested across adolescence to emerging …

Olivia N. Diggs, Tricia K. Neppl

05-09-2018 | Empirical Research

A Culturally Sensitive Approach to the Relationships between Identity Formation and Religious Beliefs in Youth

Youth encounter issues of religion in the process of identity formation. However, most prior studies have focused on Christian youth in Western counties. This study examined the relationship between identity formation and religious beliefs in the …

Kazumi Sugimura, Kobo Matsushima, Shogo Hihara, Masami Takahashi, Elisabetta Crocetti

03-09-2018 | Empirical Research

Structural Home Environment Effects on Developmental Trajectories of Self-Control and Adolescent Risk Taking

Extant literature has demonstrated that self-control is critical for health and adjustment in adolescence. Questions remain regarding whether there are individuals that may be most vulnerable to impaired self-control development and whether …

Christopher Holmes, Alexis Brieant, Rachel Kahn, Kirby Deater-Deckard, Jungmeen Kim-Spoon

01-09-2018 | Empirical Research

Cultural Stress, Emotional well-being, and Health Risk Behaviors among Recent Immigrant Latinx families: The Moderating Role of Perceived Neighborhood Characteristics

Latinx families can experience cultural stressors, which can negatively influence their emotional and behavioral health. Few studies have examined if perceived neighborhood characteristics buffer against or exacerbate the negative effects of …

Elma I. Lorenzo-Blanco, Alan Meca, Jennifer B. Unger, José Szapocznik, Miguel Ángel Cano, Sabrina E. Des Rosiers, Seth J. Schwartz

01-09-2018 | Empirical Research

Stability and Change of Bullying Roles in the Traditional and Virtual Contexts: A Three-Wave Longitudinal Study in Chinese Early Adolescents

Traditional bullying and cyberbullying are two prevalent phenomena among adolescents around the world. Typically, bullying incidents involve distinct perpetrator and victim roles. However, the question whether participants’ roles in bullying …

Xiao-Wei Chu, Cui-Ying Fan, Qing-Qi Liu, Zong-Kui Zhou

01-09-2018 | Empirical Research

Burdened or Efficacious? Subgroups of Chinese American Language Brokers, Predictors, and Long-Term Outcomes

Despite growing research on youth language brokering in immigrant families, evidence regarding its developmental outcomes remains mixed. This study took a person-centered approach, exploring subgroups of language brokers and identifying predictors …

Yishan Shen, Su Yeong Kim, Aprile D. Benner

30-08-2018 | Empirical Research

Neighborhood Context, Family Cultural Values, and Latinx Youth Externalizing Problems

Latinx youth living in the United States reside in a myriad of cultural and neighborhood contexts, yet little is known regarding how cultural values influence behavior problems across neighborhood contexts. Using a person–environment fit …

William Martinez, Antonio J. Polo

30-08-2018 | Empirical Research

“They Think that I Should Defend”: Effects of Peer and Teacher Injunctive Norms on Defending Victimized Classmates in Early Adolescents

Norms have been suggested as important characteristics of the social-ecological context for defending victimized peers, but little is known about the contribution of student perceived injunctive norms (regarding the appropriateness of defending) …

Lenka Kollerová, Takuya Yanagida, Angela Mazzone, Petr Soukup, Dagmar Strohmeier

24-08-2018 | Empirical Research

Adolescents’ Beliefs about Math Ability and Their Relations to STEM Career Attainment: Joint Consideration of Race/ethnicity and Gender

Much of the workforce demand in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the United States goes unmet, and females and racial/ethnic minorities are vastly underrepresented in these fields. To understand the psychological …

Eunjin Seo, Yishan Shen, Edna C. Alfaro

21-08-2018 | Empirical Research

Parent-Child Conflict during Elementary School as a Longitudinal Predictor of Sense of Purpose in Emerging Adulthood

Having a sense of purpose is viewed as a benchmark of adaptive development. Though adolescence and emerging adulthood are viewed as central periods for the development of a purpose, work still is needed to understand the childhood factors that …

Patrick L. Hill, Leah H. Schultz, Joshua J. Jackson, Judy A. Andrews

18-08-2018 | Empirical Research

Early Life Socioeconomic Disparities in Children’s Sleep: The Mediating Role of the Current Home Environment

Despite identified concurrent socioeconomic disparities in children’s sleep, little research has examined pathways explaining such associations. This study examined the quality of the home environment as a direct predictor of sleep and potential …

Leah D. Doane, Reagan S. Breitenstein, Charles Beekman, Sierra Clifford, Trevor J. Smith, Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant

16-08-2018 | Empirical Research

Do Anti-Bullying Laws Reduce In-School Victimization, Fear-based Absenteeism, and Suicidality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning Youth?

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth are at heightened risk for bullying and other forms of in-school victimization. Anti-bullying laws are a potential policy mechanism for addressing this issue, yet there has been little investigation of the impact …

Kristie L. Seelman, Mary Beth Walker

16-08-2018 | Empirical Research

Depressive Symptomology as a Moderator of Friend Selection and Influence on Substance Use Involvement: Estimates from Grades 6 to 12 in Six Longitudinal School-Based Social Networks

Although the contributions of friend selection and friend influence to adolescent homophily on substance use behaviors has been of enduring research interest, moderators of these processes have received relatively little research attention.

Susan T. Ennett, Robert W. Faris, Andrea M. Hussong, Nisha Gottfredson, Veronica Cole

11-08-2018 | Empirical Research

Who Becomes a Bullying Perpetrator After the Experience of Bullying Victimization? The Moderating Role of Self-esteem

It is well known that victims of bullying could become a bullying perpetrator later on. However, there are some cases where victims do not become bullies after being bullied. What constitutes the differences between the two groups, who show …

Boungho Choi, Soowon Park

10-08-2018 | Empirical Research Open Access

Self-Esteem and National Identification in Times of Islamophopia: A Study Among Islamic School Children in The Netherlands

Despite strong debates about the role of Islamic education in Western societies, very little is known about the ways these schools can affect how Muslim children feel about these societies and themselves. This research examined how the self-esteem …

Jochem Thijs, Lisette Hornstra, Fatima Zohra Charki

09-08-2018 | Empirical Research

Applying Social Cognitive Theory to Explore Relational Aggression across Early Adolescence: A Within- and Between-Person Analysis

In the past two decades, there has been a significant amount of research on children’s relational aggression, which has been found to be associated with psychosocial problems. Longitudinal studies have examined changes in relational aggression …

Dorothy L. Espelage, Gabriel J. Merrin, Jun Sung Hong, Stella M. Resko