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Title: Adolescents At Risk: Family Predictors Of Problem Behaviors
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1. Mott, Frank L.
Menaghan, Elizabeth G.
Adolescents At Risk: Family Predictors Of Problem Behaviors
Final Report for Grant Apr 000961, Office of Population Affairs, Department of Health & Human Services, September 1996
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Behavior, Antisocial; Child Development; Family History; Family Influences; Family Studies; Fathers, Absence; Fathers, Presence; Gender Differences; Life Course; Maternal Employment; Mothers, Education; Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Reading); Poverty; Sexual Activity; Siblings

This report synthesizes our work on grant APR 000961, entitled "Adolescents at Risk--Family Predictors of Problem Behaviors". This grant used a life course perspective to explore the family origins of child and adolescent problem behaviors. The availability of a longitudinal data file, the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, enabled us to follow national samples of youth who are disproportionately from high risk backgrounds, from mid-childhood well into adolescence, examining the family antecedents and concomitants of troublesome behaviors. This report summarizes our findings from the full body of research which has been completed under this grant. In this final report, our approach is to systematically clarify how a variety of early family behaviors and attributes may or may not contribute to a developmental process whereby some youths succeed emotionally and intellectually, whereas others follow a more erratic developmental path. All of the findings we report in this summary represent independent effects, after a wide range of family and maternal priors have been taken into account. Major findings are summarized in 8 components.
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Mott, Frank L. and Elizabeth G. Menaghan. "Adolescents At Risk: Family Predictors Of Problem Behaviors." Final Report for Grant Apr 000961, Office of Population Affairs, Department of Health & Human Services, September 1996.