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Author: Randall, Brandy A.
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1. Crockett, Lisa J.
Moilanen, Kristin L.
Raffaelli, Marcela
Randall, Brandy A.
Psychological Profiles and Adolescent Adjustment: A Person-Centered Approach
Development and Psychopathology 18,1 (Winter 2006): 195-214.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Behavioral Problems; Child Self-Administered Supplement (CSAS); Depression (see also CESD); Parent-Child Relationship/Closeness; Peers/Peer influence/Peer relations; Risk-Taking; Self-Esteem; Self-Perception; Self-Perception Profile for Children (SPPC); Self-Regulation/Self-Control; Substance Use

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The association between young adolescents' psychological profiles and their subsequent adjustment was examined in a sample of 606 adolescents (ages 12-13) drawn from the mother-child data set of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Cluster analysis was used to identify distinct groups of youth based on self-regulation, proneness to risk, self-worth, and perceived academic competence. Five replicable clusters were identified corresponding to optimal, average, behavioral risk, low self-regulation, and emotional risk groups. These clusters were associated with distinct patterns of adjustment 4 years later. At ages 16-17, youth in the optimal group tended to report better academic performance, less problem behavior, and less depression than youth in the three risk groups; however, their functioning did not differ significantly from youth in the average group. The three risk groups differed in self-reported depression symptoms and academic performance but not in levels of problem behavior. Differences among the five groups persisted when demographic and contextual variables were controlled. These results support the existence of different groups of youth who follow distinct developmental trajectories and may experience different patterns of adjustment. Copyright © 2006 Cambridge University Press
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Crockett, Lisa J., Kristin L. Moilanen, Marcela Raffaelli and Brandy A. Randall. "Psychological Profiles and Adolescent Adjustment: A Person-Centered Approach." Development and Psychopathology 18,1 (Winter 2006): 195-214.