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Direct and moderating effects of social affordances on school involvement and delinquency among young adolescents

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Yu, JJ and Gamble, WC, Direct and moderating effects of social affordances on school involvement and delinquency among young adolescents, Journal of Research on Adolescence, (20) pp. 811-824. ISSN 1532-7795 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1532-7795.2010.00669.x

Abstract

Using social control theory and attachment theory as guides, this study examined how qualities of young adolescents' social relationships (i.e., mother, sibling, and friend) and dynamic interactions among characteristics of those relationships are associated with school involvement and delinquency. The participants included older siblings (M age=14.3), younger siblings (M age=11.6), and their mothers from 434 families who completed web-based surveys. Results were largely consistent with tenets of social control theory and attachment theory. Young adolescents' social relationships mostly worked in additive ways, but sometimes in compensatory ways for older siblings, to promote positive adjustment. The results suggest that young adolescents' social relationships may be differently associated with adjustment depending on birth order or developmental stage. © 2010 The Authors. Journal of Research on Adolescence © 2010 Society for Research on Adolescence.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Author:Yu, JJ (Dr JJ Yu)
ID Code:84472
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-05-15
Last Modified:2014-10-07
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