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NCJ Number: 166422 Find in a Library
Title: America's Youth in the 1990s
Corporate Author: George H. Gallup International Foundation
United States of America
Editor(s): R Bezilla
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 318
Sponsoring Agency: George H. Gallup International Foundation
Princeton, NJ 08542
Publication Number: ISBN 0-924455-06-3
Sale Source: George H. Gallup International Foundation
47 Hulfish Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents statistics on the attitudes, behaviors, families, education, and other characteristics of teenagers ages 13-17, based on research by the Gallup Youth Survey.
Abstract: The information on more than 100 youth issues was collected in ongoing surveys. Results revealed that teenagers' optimism about themselves is at a constant high level. Self-confidence among teenagers was at its lowest point in 1980 when 82 percent said they were satisfied with the way things were going in their personal lives; in 1992, the satisfaction level was 86 percent. They regarded friends, home, and school as the greatest influences on their generation. They regarded school grades, career uncertainties, and growing pains, fears, and getting along with parents as their most important problems. In 1992, they considered drug abuse, peer pressure, AIDS, teen pregnancy, alcohol abuse, sex, and crime and teen gangs as the most important problems facing the teen generation. Other findings related to family relationships, school, career and college plans, community service, national and political affairs, international affairs, values and religion, heroes and role models, drug abuse, law and order, health and safety, recreation and entertainment, the media, music, economics, the environment, and citizenship and rights. Figures, tables, methodological information, and index
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile drug use; Parent-Child Relations; Youth development
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