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dc.contributor.advisorShort, Rick Jayeng
dc.contributor.advisorMobley, Michael, 1965-eng
dc.contributor.authorChun, Heejung, 1970-eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on November 27, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.description.abstractThis investigation addressed adolescents' problem behaviors such as school failure, violence, and substance use along with casual sex by identifying a general risk factor and a general problem behavior factor. In this study the data were derived from a nationally representative dataset, commonly called ADD Health dataset. The participants were 6504 adolescents in grades 7 through 12. Testing three research questions and one research hypothesis, the existences of the general risk factor and the general problem behavior factor were supported. In addition, the hypothesized model that describes the influence of the general risk factor on the general problem behavior factor was supported, indicating a strong close relationship between these two latent factors. Lastly, the hypothesized model was tested with multiple group analyses for gender, grade-level and ethnic/racial groups. The interlinked nature of the risk statuses, shared and unique variances of individual problem behaviors, and the implications of the study to prevention and intervention programs are discussed.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb61469695eng
dc.identifier.oclc182539763eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4770eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4770
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshBehavior disorders in adolescenceeng
dc.subject.lcshSchool failureeng
dc.subject.lcshViolence in adolescenceeng
dc.subject.lcshTeenagers -- Substance useeng
dc.subject.lcshTeenagers -- Sexual behavioreng
dc.titleThe relationship between risk factors and problem behaviors in adolescence : an approach to identify a latent general risk and a latent general problem behavior factorseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational, school and counseling psychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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