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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153343
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescents at Risk for Problem Behaviors
Abstract:
Adolescents at Risk for Problem Behaviors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Bartlett, Robin, PhD, RN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Raymond Buck, PhD
[Research Presentation] Background: Problem behaviors in adolescents can result in serious consequences for adolescents, their families, schools and communities. While many adolescents develop problem behaviors, not all do. One explanation is that children possess or are exposed to risk and protective factors, i.e., influences that help them to manifest and/or avoid problem behaviors. Purpose: This study was designed to further our understanding of which adolescents are at risk for which problem behaviors and to aid in identification of related risk and protective factors. Method: Data on 24 adolescent-reported problem behaviors (e.g., lying, marijuana use, multiple sex partners) collected at two time points from 11,922 adolescents in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health were clustered using k-means and Ward's clustering techniques. Differences between clusters due to demographics, the risk factors of low self-esteem and AD/HD and/or other learning problems, and the protective factors of maternal support, paternal support, and number of friends were examined using multinomial logistic regression. Findings: Four clusters of adolescents were identified: a normal behaviors cluster who reported few, if any problem behaviors, a cluster who reported few problem behaviors except those related to risky sexual behaviors, and two clusters that reported engaging in most of the problem behaviors; the primary distinction between these last two clusters was whether they also engaged in risky sexual behaviors. The clusters differed significantly by race, age, SES, self-esteem, maternal support, paternal support and number of friends at both time points. Self-esteem and parental support seemed to be particularly important in protecting some adolescents from developing problem behaviors. Conclusions: Promoting self-esteem is an intervention that, for some adolescents, may help prevent problem behaviors. Helping parents learn how to parent their child is another fruitful area for intervention. Supported by: New Faculty Grant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdolescents at Risk for Problem Behaviorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153343-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adolescents at Risk for Problem Behaviors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bartlett, Robin, PhD, RN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Carolina at Greensboro</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">robin_bartlett@uncg.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Raymond Buck, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: Problem behaviors in adolescents can result in serious consequences for adolescents, their families, schools and communities. While many adolescents develop problem behaviors, not all do. One explanation is that children possess or are exposed to risk and protective factors, i.e., influences that help them to manifest and/or avoid problem behaviors. Purpose: This study was designed to further our understanding of which adolescents are at risk for which problem behaviors and to aid in identification of related risk and protective factors. Method: Data on 24 adolescent-reported problem behaviors (e.g., lying, marijuana use, multiple sex partners) collected at two time points from 11,922 adolescents in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health were clustered using k-means and Ward's clustering techniques. Differences between clusters due to demographics, the risk factors of low self-esteem and AD/HD and/or other learning problems, and the protective factors of maternal support, paternal support, and number of friends were examined using multinomial logistic regression. Findings: Four clusters of adolescents were identified: a normal behaviors cluster who reported few, if any problem behaviors, a cluster who reported few problem behaviors except those related to risky sexual behaviors, and two clusters that reported engaging in most of the problem behaviors; the primary distinction between these last two clusters was whether they also engaged in risky sexual behaviors. The clusters differed significantly by race, age, SES, self-esteem, maternal support, paternal support and number of friends at both time points. Self-esteem and parental support seemed to be particularly important in protecting some adolescents from developing problem behaviors. Conclusions: Promoting self-esteem is an intervention that, for some adolescents, may help prevent problem behaviors. Helping parents learn how to parent their child is another fruitful area for intervention. Supported by: New Faculty Grant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:12:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:12:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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