Family Transitions and Adolescent Severe Emotional Distress: The Salience of Family Context.

@article{Langenkamp2008FamilyTA,
  title={Family Transitions and Adolescent Severe Emotional Distress: The Salience of Family Context.},
  author={Amy G. Langenkamp and Michelle Lynn Frisco},
  journal={Social problems},
  year={2008},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          238-253
        }
}
We use the life course perspective to argue that family transitions like divorce and remarriage are turning points in adolescents' lives and that emotional distress associated with these events are shaped by the circumstances surrounding them. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), we explore how family transitions net of family structure are related to two types of emotional distress, acute depressive symptoms and excessive binge drinking, and whether family… CONTINUE READING

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