Adjustment of adolescents : cross-cultural similarities and by W. A. Scott, William Scott

By W. A. Scott, William Scott

In accordance with unique reasearch conducted from Phoenix to Hong Kong, Adjustment of youngsters examines adolescent adjustment to varsity, friends and family throughout seven cultures.

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Reliability Reliabilities were quite similar from one sample to another, indicating that the variables were measured with similar appropriateness in all cultures. 66. 50, occurred for students’ self-reports of their academic performance and parents’ appraisals of their children’s home behaviour. These differences are, in part, attributable to scale lengths and degree of similarity of item wording, both of which tend to increase scale reliabilities. Although far from satisfactory as instruments for individual diagnosis, the scales of them are suitable for correlational analyses within large groups.

Discussion of possible moderating or interactive effects from sex and age with coping styles will be taken up in the next chapter. Using all the significant antecedents, a preliminary multiple-regression is performed which also includes the significant mediating variables and the dummy variables representing the extraneous sample differences. 10 are retained as predictors of that specific outcome variable along with the significant mediating variables. Solid arrows indicate the predicted relationships (antecedents to mediators and mediators to outcomes) whereas the dotted lines represent the direct effects of antecedents on the dependent variables, not predicted by us.

Presumably this resulted mainly from the presence of transient adults (adult siblings, grandparents) who were not similarly identified as family members by parents and children. Additional discrepancies may be due, in part, to the fact that parent-reported families constituted only a subset (67%) of the child-reported families as not all children had a parent also responding. =. 26). 53). 67 between the child’s and the parent’s reports of the number of adults in the family, the pattern of correlates did not differ markedly, therefore, for simplicity’s sake, only one source was used for both number of children and number of adults.

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