By W. A. Scott, William Scott
In accordance with unique reasearch performed from Phoenix to Hong Kong, Adjustment of youth examines adolescent adjustment to college, friends and family throughout seven cultures.
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Similarity of results across source, as across samples, is a refreshing confirmation of findings; a lack of replication leaves one to ponder whether it is in the eyes of the beholder (the source), the differential behaviours sampled in different situations, or in the methodology. 3 also shows Multiple-R2s obtained when predictors came from the same source as the outcome, compared with those obtained when the predictors and outcome came from different sources. ) On average, the cross-source R2s are less than half the size of the same-source R2s for the 12 measures of adjustment.
Only Taipei and Winnipeg had grades for all (with one missing mark an exception). To ascertain whether or not the overall structure of the models for predicting adjustment would change, the combined samples for subjects with and without grades was run for all the adjustment measures. 10 were found. Further, though children and/or parents from families with problems might be hypothesized as being less likely to participate, antecedent and mediators for outcomes based on comparing subjects with no parents to those with parents did not result in different versions of the final models.
Ohannessian, Lerner, Lerner and von Eye (1994) found similar gender concurrence in their study of family and emotional (our coping styles) adjustment. In our study, when the 12 adjustment models were compiled separately for boys and girls, the only significant differential effect of sex when all predictors were entered together, was for the child’s family satisfaction, even though the boys and girls did not differ significantly on that measure of adjustment. However, this was due to the mediating effect of self-esteem, previously discussed.