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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:19:00Z
dc.date.available2012-10-11en_US
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:19:00Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-05en_US
dc.date.submitted2012-09-18en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09182012-142704en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/39389
dc.description.abstractStudies examining neighborhood effects on adolescent outcomes have indicated that adolescents growing up in low-income neighborhoods are at higher risk of developing internalizing and externalizing behaviors. However, knowledge of the long-term effects of neighborhood disadvantages on internalizing and externalizing behaviors and the involved mechanisms across adolescence is limited. Using family life course theory and the cumulative advantage/disadvantage perspective, this study examined how community disadvantages in early adolescence accumulate over time to influence later internalizing and externalizing behaviors and the protective effects of subjective appraisals of social support by adolescents and their primary caregivers. I estimated a two-level growth curve model using three waves of data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN). Results indicated subjective appraisals of social support by both adolescents and caregivers played a protective role to buffer the negative effects of community disadvantages on internalizing and externalizing behaviors across adolescence. These results provide insight for the development of intervention programs at both family and government levels to improve adolescent outcomes.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectinternalizing and externalizing behaviorsen_US
dc.subjectcommunity structural adversitiesen_US
dc.subjectsubjective appraisals of social supporten_US
dc.subjectadolescenceen_US
dc.titleCommunity Characteristics and Trajectories of Adolescent Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors: The Cumulative Advantage/Disadvantage and Subjective Appraisals of Social Support as Mechanismsen_US
dc.typedissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMeszaros, Peggy S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFew-Demo, April L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAllen, Katherine R.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09182012-142704/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairSavla, Jyoti S.en_US


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