publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

“I can, therefore I must”: Fragility in the upper-middle classes

Samuel H. Barkin; Elizabeth J. Crossman; Suniya S. Luthar;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2013 Journal: Development and Psychopathology, volume 25, pages 1,529-1,549 (issn: 0954-5794, eissn: 1469-2198, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>We review evidence on a group recently identified as “at risk,” that is, youth in upwardly mobile, upper-middle class community contexts. These youngsters are statistically more likely than normative samples to show serious disturbance across several domains including drug and alcohol use, as well as internalizing and externalizing problems. Extant data on these problems are reviewed with attention to gender-specific patterns, presenting quantitative developmental research findings along with relevant evidence across other disciplines. In considering possible reasons for elevated maladjustment, we appraise multiple pathwa...
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free text keywords: Developmental and Educational Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Article, Developmental psychology, Relevance (law), Mores, Social class, Peer group, Social psychology, Warrant, Psychology, Higher education, business.industry, business, Normative, Psychological intervention
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