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

By W. A. Scott, William Scott

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

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Even so, their distinctiveness seems more salient than their overlap. We will come back to this when we discuss the differential effects of personality on adjustment. 3 is based on data from all respondents to the relevant measures. Obviously, children without responding parents are, by definition, omitted from the correlations in rows 3, 11, and 12, whose data came from parents. Separate analyses were performed on the 1686 children with parents responding. 3, which suggests that missing parents’ replies did not bias the results of interest here.

10 with teacher-judged academic performance. Furthermore, teacher-judged self-esteem was most highly related to teacher-judged academic performance (. 13 with the parent’s. 19 for teacher’s, while teacher-judged hostility correlated –. 24 with the parent’s judgment. 09 with the child’s, parent’s, and teacher’s evaluation of performance. 12 with parent’s report of academic performance, and a non-significant relationship to the teacher’s evaluation. In summary, superior academic performance tends to go along with the coping styles represented by high self-esteem, low anxiety and low hostility in the child and to attributing to school an academic rather than a social meaning.

The lowest homogeneity ratios appear for the scales of anxiety, hostility, teacher-judged interpersonal competence, and the child’s satisfaction with friends, which implies that the cross-cultural comparisons are suspect, for different ways of measuring the variables did not yield the same results. 05 higher than their mean correlation with the items of any other scale, to ensure convergent and discriminant validity of items for each scale within every sample (Campbell and Fiske, 1959). Items that met these two criteria in all samples were identified as part of the “common scale”.

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