Perceived socioeconomic status: a new type of identity that influences adolescents' self-rated health.

@article{Goodman2007PerceivedSS,
  title={Perceived socioeconomic status: a new type of identity that influences adolescents' self-rated health.},
  author={Elizabeth Goodman and Bin Huang and Tara Schafer-Kalkhoff and Nancy E. Adler},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={479-87}
}
PURPOSE The cognitive, social, and biological transitions of adolescence suggest that subjective perceptions of social position based on the socioeconomic hierarchy may undergo important changes during this period; yet how such perceptions develop is poorly understood, and no studies have assessed whether changes in such perceptions influence adolescents' health. This study describes adolescents' subjective perceptions of familial socioeconomic status (SSS), how SSS changes over time, and how… CONTINUE READING

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