By W. A. Scott, William Scott
In accordance with unique reasearch performed from Phoenix to Hong Kong, Adjustment of young people examines adolescent adjustment to varsity, friends and family throughout seven cultures.
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67 between the child’s and the parent’s reports of the number of adults in the family, the pattern of correlates did not differ markedly, therefore, for simplicity’s sake, only one source was used for both number of children and number of adults. The child’s data were selected as there was less missing data. Minority-group membership was defined as immigrant status of the child and its parents in Berlin, Canberra, Hong Kong, Taipei and Winnipeg, but not in Osaka and Phoenix, where there were no immigrants.
3. Poor academic and family adjustment was associated with high scores on the coping-behaviour scale representing hostility. 4. Older adolescents recorded lower scores on three mediating variables which represented the adjustment coping styles self-esteem, hostility and schoolmeans-study scores. 5. Older adolescents also scored lower on subjective measures of adjustment in contrast to teacher-judged high academic performance, which showed the teacher reporting older rather than younger children performing better.
Teachers expect older children to be more self-confident; though this is something that does not seem to be borne out by the child’s self-report which shows younger children with higher scores, perhaps attributable to their stage in adolescent development and the stresses of maturation. Summary Overall, one can say that the three kinds of adjustment did not show markedly different correlates among the variables considered here. The important predictors can be summarized as follows: 46 MEASURES OF ADJUSTMENT 1.
Adjustment of adolescents : cross-cultural similarities and differences by W. A. Scott, William Scott