Trajectories of school engagement during adolescence: implications for grades, depression, delinquency, and substance use.

@article{Li2011TrajectoriesOS,
  title={Trajectories of school engagement during adolescence: implications for grades, depression, delinquency, and substance use.},
  author={Yibing Li and Richard M. Lerner},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={233-47}
}
Using longitudinal data from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, the authors assessed 1,977 adolescents across Grades 5 to 8 to determine if there were distinctive developmental paths for behavioral and emotional school engagement; if these paths varied in relation to sex, race/ethnicity, and family socioeconomic status (SES); and whether links existed between trajectories of school engagement and grades, depression, substance use, and delinquency. Four trajectories for behavioral… CONTINUE READING

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