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Protecting adolescents from harm. Findings from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health.
CONTEXT The main threats to adolescents' health are the risk behaviors they choose. How their social context shapes their behaviors is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE To identify risk and protectiveExpand
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Protecting adolescents from harm: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health.
Context. —The main threats to adolescents' health are the risk behaviors they choose. How their social context shapes their behaviors is poorly understood. Objective. —To identify risk and protectiveExpand
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The effects of race/ethnicity, income, and family structure on adolescent risk behaviors.
OBJECTIVES The study examined the unique and combined contributions of race/ethnicity, income, and family structure to adolescent cigarette smoking, alcohol use, involvement with violence, suicidalExpand
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Adolescent suicide attempts: risks and protectors.
OBJECTIVE In 1997, suicide was the third leading cause of death among 10- to 19-year-olds in the United States, with the greatest increases in suicide rates in the previous decade experienced byExpand
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Suicidality among gay, lesbian and bisexual youth: the role of protective factors.
PURPOSE Many reports have indicated that gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) youth are particularly vulnerable to poor outcomes, including suicide. Certain protective factors are likely to reduce thisExpand
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Protecting Adolescents From Harm—Reply
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Social, educational, and psychological correlates of weight status in adolescents.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this research was to examine the social, educational, and psychological correlates of weight status in an adolescent population. It was hypothesized that obese adolescentsExpand
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Youth violence perpetration: what protects? What predicts? Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
PURPOSE To identify individual, family and community-level risk and protective factors for violence perpetration in a national sample of adolescents. METHODS Analysis of two waves of data from theExpand
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Development of adolescent self-report measures from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
PURPOSE To present a set of multi-item indicators and associated reliability estimates derived from early research with survey data from adolescents participating in the National Longitudinal StudyExpand
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Influences on adolescents' decision to postpone onset of sexual intercourse: a survival analysis of virginity among youths aged 13 to 18 years.
BACKGROUND Previous research has focused on risk factors associated with early onset of sexual intercourse among adolescents. This study hypothesizes that protective factors identified for otherExpand
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