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International Study of Adolescent Development and Problem Behaviors (ISAD)

Cross-sectional study of American (African American and Caucasian youth), Dutch, Hungarian, and Swiss Middle and Late Adolescents. Funding source (1997-1998 and 2000-2002): Auburn University Competitive Research Grants. Ongoing project. To date, data have been collected in Hungary, Japan, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, The United States (suburban and rural high schools), and Turkey. Collaborators include: for Hungary, Bettina F. Piko, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Sciences Group, University of Szeged, Szeged (Hungary); for Japan, Janice Clifford, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Auburn University and Timothy D. Van Loh, M.A., Adjunct Faculty, Shimane Medical School, Izumo, Japan; for the Netherlands: Marianne Junger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; and Dick Hessing, Ph.D. (deceased), Professor of Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; for Slovenia, Sergej Flere, Department of Sociology, University of Maribor, Maribor (Slovenia); for Spain, Ginesa Torrente Hernandez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Social Psycholgy, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia (Spain); for Taiwan, Chuen-Jim Sheu, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Criminology, Taipei National University (Taiwan); and for Turkey, Esra Burcu, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Hacettepe University, Ankara (Turkey).

Mobile Youth Survey (MYS)

Longitudinal study of over 4,000 inner-city African American Early, Middle, and Late Adolescents . Funding source ( 2003-2008 ): National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Collaborator: John M. Bolland, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Alabama.

PeaceBuilders Youth Violence Prevention Study

Longitudinal study of Hispanic, Native American, and Caucasian Children and Early Adolescents . Funding source ( 1993-1999 ): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Collaborator: Daniel J. Flannery, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Institute for the Prevention of Violence, Kent State University.

Tucson Drug Study

Cross-sectional study of Hispanic and Caucasian Early Adolescents . Collaborator: Daniel J. Flannery, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Institute for the Prevention of Violence, Kent State University.

Transitions in Rural Alabama

Longitudinal study of Rural, African American Early, Middle, and Late Adolescents . Funding source ( 2000-2003 ): National Research Initiative, Competitive Grant Program, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Collaborator: Jennifer Kerpelman, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University.

Religiosity in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Cross-sectional comparative project examines similarities and differences across five cultural contexts (Bosnia/Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, Japan, and the United States). Collaborator: Sergej Flere, Ph.D., Professor and Head of Sociology, the University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia; the study is funded in part by support from the Slovenian Ministry of Education. Based on samples of about 500 college students in each country, the study seeks to examine a series of specific hypotheses related to the importance of religion across five religious denominations, namely Roman Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Shinto and Muslim.


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