publication . Article . Other literature type . 2002

Privileged but Pressured? A Study of Affluent Youth

Bronwyn E. Becker; Suniya S. Luthar;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2002 Journal: Child Development, volume 73, pages 1,593-1,610 (issn: 0009-3920, eissn: 1467-8624, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
The purpose of this study was to build on preliminary findings of unusually high internalizing symptoms and substance use among suburban high school students. The sample consisted of 302 sixth- and seventh-grade students in an affluent, suburban community. Findings corroborated expectations regarding several domains of vulnerability, showing (1) high rates of clinically significant depressive symptoms among older girls, (2) significant links between various internalizing symptoms and substance use among both boys and girls, and (3) peers’ approval of substance use among older boys. In exploring potential causes of distress in this suburban sample, associations w...
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free text keywords: Article, Distress, Juvenile delinquency, Developmental psychology, Sociometry, Social environment, Substance abuse, medicine.disease, medicine, Victimisation, Academic achievement, Socioeconomic status, Psychology
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