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A secure base in adolescence: markers of attachment security in the mother-adolescent relationship.
It is suggested that security is closely connected to the workings of the mother-adolescent relationship via a secure-base phenomenon, in which the teen can explore independence in thought and speech from the secure base of a maternal relationship characterized by maternal attunement to the adolescent and maternal supportiveness.
A multivariate model of gender differences in adolescents' internalizing and externalizing problems.
A multivariate theoretical model of the moderating effects of gender on internalizing and externalizing problems in adolescence is tested and finds that girls' internalizing symptoms, compared with boys', were partly explained by greater stability in girls' interpersonal vulnerabilities and greater magnitude in coefficients linking girls' relationships with parents and peers and internalizing problems.
Attachment and adolescent psychosocial functioning.
Security displayed in adolescents' organization of discourse about attachment experiences was related to competence with peers, lower levels of internalizing behaviors, and higher levels of deviant behavior.
Mentoring Programs: A Framework to Inform Program Development, Research, and Evaluation.
As mentoring programs have proliferated, considerable variation in approaches to programmatic mentoring has emerged. Concomitant confusion exists about the context, structure, and goals that
Preventing teen Pregnancy and Academic Failure: Experimental Evaluation of a Developmentally Based Approach
A true experimental evaluation was conducted of a national volunteer service program, Teen Outreach, that was designed to prevent adolescent problem behaviors by enhancing normative processes of
Gender Differences in Posttraumatic Stress and Related Symptoms Among Inner-City Minority Youth Exposed to Community Violence
This study examined gender differences in levels of violence exposure, and in levels of posttraumatic stress (PTS) and related symptomatology in a sample of inner-city predominantly African American
Stability and change in attachment security across adolescence.
Results suggest that although security may trend upward for nonstressed adolescents, stressors that overwhelm the capacity for affect regulation and that are not easily assuaged by parents predict relative declines in security over time.