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Developmental risks and psychosocial adjustment among low-income Brazilian youth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17459184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exposure to developmental risks in three domains (community, economic, and family), and relations between risks and psychosocial well-being, were examined among 918 impoverished Brazilian youth aged 14-19 (M = 15.8 years, 51.9% female) recruited in low-income neighborhoods in one city in Southern Brazil. High levels of developmental risks were reported, with levels and types of risks varying by gender, age, and (to a lesser extent) race. Associations between levels of risks in the various domains and indicators of psychological (e.g., self-esteem, negative emotionality) and behavioral (e.g., substance use) adjustment differed for male and female respondents. Findings build on prior research investigating the development of young people in conditions of pervasive urban poverty and reinforce the value of international research in this endeavor.
Marcela Raffaelli; Silvia H Koller; Elder Cerqueira-Santos; Normanda Araújo De Morais
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Development and psychopathology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0954-5794     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev. Psychopathol.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-26     Completed Date:  2007-08-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8910645     Medline TA:  Dev Psychopathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  565-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Institute for Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0308, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child Behavior Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology*
Depression / diagnosis,  psychology
Family Characteristics
Life Change Events
Poverty / psychology*
Psychosocial Deprivation*
Residence Characteristics
Risk Factors
Self Concept
Sex Factors
Social Adjustment*
Substance-Related Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology
Urban Population*
Violence / psychology

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