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Adolescents’ time use: Effects on substance use, delinquency and sexual activity
Using an integration of social control theory and the routine activity perspective, adolescent time use was examined for effects on problem behaviors. We examined a wide variety of time useExpand
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Parental support and control as predictors of adolescent drinking, delinquency, and related problem behaviors.
This study uses a representative general population sample of 699 adolescents and their families to examine the effects of parenting practices, particularly support and control, on the development ofExpand
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Effects of Parental Monitoring and Peer Deviance on Substance Use and Delinquency
From socialization theory, it was hypothesized that parental support and monitoring as well as peer deviance would influence individual trajectories of alcohol misuse, other substance use, andExpand
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The Effects of Parenting on the Development of Adolescent Alcohol Misuse: A Six-Wave Latent Growth Model.
Alcohol use increases throughout adolescence. Based on family socialization theory, it was hypothesized that family factors, particularly parental support and monitoring, would influence individualExpand
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Athletic participation and sexual behavior in adolescents: the different worlds of boys and girls.
Using multivariate analysis of covariance to test hypotheses about the effects of sports and sexual behavior on a sample of 611 Western New York adolescents, this study concludes that athleticExpand
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Untangling the Links among Athletic Involvement, Gender, Race, and Adolescent Academic Outcomes.
Although previous research has established that high school sports participation may be associated with positive academic outcomes, the parameters of the relationship remain unclear. Using aExpand
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Athletic Involvement and Adolescent Delinquency
Athough conventional wisdom suggests that organized sport deters delinquency by building character, structuring adolescents’ time, and providing incentives for socially approved behavior, theExpand
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Parental and peer influences on the onset of heavier drinking among adolescents.
OBJECTIVE Less is known about heavier drinking in adolescents than about alcohol initiation. The present study examined the emergence of regular (weekly) and heavy episodic (five or more drinks at aExpand
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Family Influences on Alcohol Abuse and Other Problem Behaviors among Black and White Adolescents in a General Population Sample.
There is a lack of systematic research on family influences on the development of drinking patterns of Black and White adolescents. These issues are examined in an ongoing longitudinal study using aExpand
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Adolescent Anabolic Steroid Use, Gender, Physical Activity, and Other Problem Behaviors
To test the comparative value of strain theory and problem behavior theory as explanations of adolescent anabolic steroid use, this study examined gender-specific relationships among steroid use,Expand
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