A differential survey of the problems of privileged and underprivileged adolescents

Juliet Harper*, John K. Collins

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    Abstract

    The problems of adjustment during the midadolescent years were examined in 1298 privileged and underprivileged adolescents from the Sydney Metropolitan Area, Australia. Girls reported more problems than boys in all areas of adjustment and underprivileged adolescents more problems than the privileged group; however, a significant interaction effect was also found. Whether high-income or low-income group, the overwhelming number of problems were associated with educational adjustment and were interpreted as the reaction to pressures to achieve imposed on adolescents of this age.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)349-358
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Youth and Adolescence
    Volume4
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1975

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