Open Access in JAH
- This analysis aimed to investigate gender differences in adolescents’ concerns and the health implications of COVID-19.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a global shift in nonclinical research methodologies. Many studies have halted data collection to respect international restrictions on in-person contact. However, the demand for information has never been higher. This is especially true for children and adolescents who, in most countries of the world, have been out of the classroom and away from peers for months. Multiple studies from before the pandemic show the importance of peer interaction in child development [1–3], but what is the human cost of the pandemic for our younger citizens? This question validates the necessity for research among young people to fully understand the impacts of the current emergency.
- This article presents a case study of a collaborative process for the analysis of a young girl's narrative on becoming an adolescent in Shanghai. The purpose was to illuminate how interpretation of narratives can be strengthened with a diverse team of researchers.
- Little is known about how gender norms regulate adolescents' lives across different cultural settings. This study aims to illustrate what is considered as violating gender norms for boys and girls in four urban poor sites as well as the consequences that follow the challenging of gender norms.
- This study uses data collected as part of the Well-Being of Adolescents in Vulnerable Environments study to (1) compare the perceptions of neighborhood-level factors among adolescents across five different urban sites; (2) examine the associations between factors within the physical and social environments; and (3) examine the influence of neighborhood-level factors on two different health outcomes—violence victimization in the past 12 months and ever smoked.