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  Key Variables of Interest


contextual influences in human development

schools, neighborhoods
language regions etc.

ethnic/racial group membership externalizing behaviors

aggression
deviance, delinquency
violence

family structure
family/parenting context

maternal and paternal family/parenting processes

affect and closeness, support, monitoring and supervision, communication, conflict and peer approval

immigration/immigrant status
impulsivity
internalizing behaviors

anxiety
depression
low self esteem
low well-being

health promoting and health compromising behaviors

alcohol and drug use
body image (eating
disorders, weight concerns)
risky sexual behaviors

leisure context and behaviors
neighborhood context

closeness
cohesion

peer behaviors

peer deviance

perceived sanctions
personality constructs (Big Five)
school/educational context

academic achievement
academic aspirations
academic expectations
adult mentors, mentoring
apprenticeships
homework time

self-control/self regulation

 


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