Effects of Harsh and Unpredictable Environments in Adolescence on Development of Life History Strategies: A Longitudinal Test of an Evolutionary Model

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Title:
Effects of Harsh and Unpredictable Environments in Adolescence on Development of Life History Strategies: A Longitudinal Test of an Evolutionary Model
Author:
Brumbach, Barbara Hagenah
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health was used to test predictions from life history theory. It was hypothesized that (1) in young adulthood an emerging life history strategy would exist as a common factor underlying many life history traits (e.g., health, relationship stability, and economic success), (2) both environmental harshness and unpredictability would account for unique variance in expression of adolescent and young adult life history strategies, and (3) adolescent life history traits would predict young adult life history strategy. These predictions were supported. The current findings suggest that the environmental parameters of harshness and unpredictability have concurrent effects on life history development in adolescence, as well as longitudinal effects into young adulthood. In addition, life history traits appear to be stable across developmental time from adolescence into young adulthood.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Evolution; Life History Strategy; Add Health; Adolescence; Environmental Unpredictability; Mortality Risk
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Figueredo, Aurelio Jose
Committee Chair:
Figueredo, Aurelio Jose

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleEffects of Harsh and Unpredictable Environments in Adolescence on Development of Life History Strategies: A Longitudinal Test of an Evolutionary Modelen_US
dc.creatorBrumbach, Barbara Hagenahen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrumbach, Barbara Hagenahen_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health was used to test predictions from life history theory. It was hypothesized that (1) in young adulthood an emerging life history strategy would exist as a common factor underlying many life history traits (e.g., health, relationship stability, and economic success), (2) both environmental harshness and unpredictability would account for unique variance in expression of adolescent and young adult life history strategies, and (3) adolescent life history traits would predict young adult life history strategy. These predictions were supported. The current findings suggest that the environmental parameters of harshness and unpredictability have concurrent effects on life history development in adolescence, as well as longitudinal effects into young adulthood. In addition, life history traits appear to be stable across developmental time from adolescence into young adulthood.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectEvolutionen_US
dc.subjectLife History Strategyen_US
dc.subjectAdd Healthen_US
dc.subjectAdolescenceen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Unpredictabilityen_US
dc.subjectMortality Risken_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFigueredo, Aurelio Joseen_US
dc.contributor.chairFigueredo, Aurelio Joseen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFigueredo, Aurelio Joseen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKing, James E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJacobs, W. Jakeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSechrest, Leeen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1901en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659746465en_US
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