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This book summarizes and integrates theory and research on adolescents from a diversity of ethnic, economic, and geographic contexts. The book aims to present a more balanced picture of these understudied and misunderstood adolescents by focusing on positive, healthy development.

Chapter 8: Ecological Correlates of the Social and Emotional Adjustment of African American Adolescents

Ecological Correlates of the Social and Emotional Adjustment of African American Adolescents
Ecological correlates of the social and emotional adjustment of african american adolescents
Ronald D.Taylor
LeanneJacobson
DebraRoberts

In recent years, there has been an increase in attention paid to the development and functioning of African American adolescents and their families. Several special issues in the journal Child Development, the major outlet for child development research, have been devoted to minority children and families and matters concerning their functioning. An important feature of this work has been a broader focus on the contexts and conditions affecting the nature of family life in African American homes. Thus, for example, more research has examined the processes through which families' economic resources, family structure, and other related factors influence parents' and children's ...

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