Self-Esteem and Future Orientation Predict Adolescents’ Risk Engagement

@article{Jackman2017SelfEsteemAF,
  title={Self-Esteem and Future Orientation Predict Adolescents’ Risk Engagement},
  author={Danielle M. Jackman and David MacPhee},
  journal={The Journal of Early Adolescence},
  year={2017},
  volume={37},
  pages={339 - 366}
}
This study’s purpose was to examine the relations among future orientation, self-esteem, and later adolescent risk behaviors, and to compare two mediational models involving self-esteem versus future orientation as mediators. An ethnically diverse sample of 12- to 14-year-olds (N = 862, 54% female, 53% ethnic minority) was assessed longitudinally. Correlations supported the hypotheses that future orientation and self-esteem are (a) positively correlated with each other (r > .40) and (b… 
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