Research Project 4: Tracking Minority Urban Youth into Adulthood: Parenting, Violence, and Resilience
Principal Investigator: Lydia O’Donnell, EdD (Education Development Center)
Project Period: 8/1/2015 through 7/31/2017
Abstract: This two-year study will examine the long-term correlates of early adolescent risk behaviors and exposures to violence in a sample of men and women who came of age in economically distressed communities and are now in their early thirties during a time of recession and high unemployment.
The aims of this study are to:
- Administer an online survey that focuses on adult statuses and parenting responsibilities,
- Examine the interconnections of different forms of violence during the understudied developmental period of young adulthood,
- Identify patterns of resilience and violence over time, with particular attention to the influence of parenting involvements on violence victimization and perpetration, and
- Assess the feasibility of moving to both multiple follow ups throughout adulthood as well as a multigenerational study that expands the research to include participants’ children.