SAGE Journal Articles
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Journal Article 7.1: Foster, H., Hagan, J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2008). Growing Up Fast: Stress Exposure and Subjective “Weathering” in Emerging Adulthood. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 49: 162-177.
Abstract: We examine “subjective weathering” among females entering adulthood, using three waves of a national study. Subjective weathering is a social psychological component of aging that is associated with “physical weathering” previously observed in research on physical health. We examine the influence of stressors from childhood and adolescence on subjective weathering and depressive symptoms in emerging adulthood. Childhood abuse is associated with early menarche, as anticipated in research on physical weathering. Early menarche and child abuse are in turn associated with intimate partner violence exposure in adolescence. Both early menarche and intimate partner violence are associated with early parenthood and diminish the likelihood of high school graduation. These experiences culminate in subjective weathering associated with depressive symptoms in emerging adulthood. Our findings connect physical and subjective weathering within the stress process paradigm.
Learning Objective: 7.2 Define young adulthood, 7.6 Identify major issues related to social development and social functioning in young adulthood.
Journal Article 7.2: Rothman, E. F., Stuart, G. L., Temple, J. R., & Heeren, T. (2018). Alcohol, Marijuana, and Dating Abuse Perpetration by Young Adults: Results of a Daily Call Study. Violence Against Women, 24(10), 1187–1206.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate same-day alcohol or marijuana use and dating abuse (DA) perpetration in a sample of 60 noncollege-attending young adults. Participants reported daily data for 3 months. DA perpetration was more likely on days when participants also reported alcohol use (odds ratio [OR] = 2.17, 95% confidence interval [CI] = [1.38, 3.42]), but analyses of the temporal order indicated that alcohol use was not a proximal predictor of DA. Same day marijuana use was not associated with elevated risk of DA perpetration (OR = 1.40, 95% CI = [0.89, 2.21]). Results suggest the alcohol–DA relationship may vary by sample and context.
Learning Objective: 7.6 Identify major issues related to social development and social functioning in young adulthood, 7.7 Give examples of important risk factors and protective factors during young adulthood, 7.8 Apply knowledge of young adulthood to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.
Journal Article 7.3: Johnston, L., Dear, B. F., Gandy, M., Fogliati, V. J., Kayrouz, R., Sheehan, J., Titov, N. (2014). Exploring the efficacy and acceptability of Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for young adults with anxiety and depression: An open trial. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry: 48(9): 819–827.
Abstract: The highest prevalence of mental health problems is amongst people aged 18–24, with anxiety disorders and depression the most common disorders in this age group. Few young adults seek and receive effective care, prompting calls for the development of ‘youth friendly’ services. The Internet is a modality that has the potential to facilitate engagement with, and delivery of psychological treatments to, young adults. To date, however, no therapist-guided Internet-delivered treatments have been developed specifically for young adults experiencing depression and anxiety.
Learning Objectives: 7.6 Identify major issues related to social development and social functioning in young adulthood. 7.8 Apply knowledge of young adulthood to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.