K A S Wickrama
Affiliation: University of Georgia
- Are stressful developmental processes of youths leading to health problems amplified by genetic polymorphisms? The case of body mass indexKandauda K A S Wickrama
Department of Human Development and Family Science, 103 Family Science Center I, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
J Youth Adolesc 43:1096-109. 2014..Furthermore, policies focused on eradicating childhood/adolescent adversities are necessary as well as youth programs and policies that promote youth competencies that aid in their successful transition to young adulthood. ..
- The influence of working later in life on memory functioningKandauda K A S Wickrama
Department of Human Development and Family Science, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, United States Electronic address
Adv Life Course Res 18:288-95. 2013..The findings from these growth curve analyses support the hypothesis that working late in life helps to impede immediate memory declines that often occur in later years. ..
- Mothers' marital history and the physical and mental health of young adults: an investigation over the early life courseKandauda K A S Wickrama
Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia, 103 Family Science Center I, Athens, GA 30602, USA Electronic address
J Adolesc 36:1039-51. 2013..Our findings show that vulnerable groups of youth, in terms of mothers' marital history, can be identified early for appropriate intervention efforts. ..
- Heterogeneity in multidimensional health trajectories of late old years and socioeconomic stratification: a latent trajectory class analysisKandauda K A S Wickrama
Department of Human Development and Family Science, The University of Georgia, Athens, Family Science Center, Athens, GA 30602, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:290-7. 2013..This study examines (a) the heterogeneity in individual multidimensional health trajectories and (b) the socioeconomic stratification of individual multidimensional health trajectories during the late older years...
- The influence of ethnicity and adverse life experiences during adolescence on young adult socioeconomic attainment: the moderating role of educationK A S Wickrama
105 Family Science Center I, Department of Child and Family Development, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
J Youth Adolesc 41:1472-87. 2012..Findings highlight the importance of social context as well as educational opportunities during childhood and adolescence for economic stability in early adulthood...
- Continuity and discontinuity of depressed mood from late adolescence to young adulthood: the mediating and stabilizing roles of young adults' socioeconomic attainmentK A S Wickrama
Department of Child and Family Studies, The University of Georgia, USA
J Adolesc 35:648-58. 2012..Additionally, the results indicate that the continuity of depressed mood across the early life course is conditioned (stabilized or disrupted) by young adult socioeconomic achievements or failures...
- Chronic family economic hardship, family processes and progression of mental and physical health symptoms in adolescenceTae Kyoung Lee
Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia, 123 Dawson Hall, 305 Sanford Drive, Athens, GA 30602 2622, USA
J Youth Adolesc 42:821-36. 2013..The study demonstrates key mediating pathways and additional moderating influences based on the family stress model and also highlights the importance of improving health resources for adolescents...
- Early community contexts, race/ethnicity and young adult CVD risk factors: the protective role of educationK A S Wickrama
Department of Child and Family Development, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
J Community Health 37:781-90. 2012..However, the level of education attained can protect African American young adults and those experiencing early community adversity from CVD risk factors...
- Social consequences of early socioeconomic adversity and youth BMI trajectories: Gender and race/ethnicity differencesDayoung Bae
Department of Human Development and Family Science, The University of Georgia, 107 Dawson Hall, 305 Sanford Drive, Athens, GA 30602, USA Electronic address
J Adolesc 37:883-92. 2014..Further, the findings suggest that effective obesity intervention and prevention programs should focus not only on the severity of obesity but also on growth in BMI over the early years. ..
- Life dissatisfaction and eating behaviors among older African Americans: the protective role of social supportK A S Wickrama
University of Georgia, Child and Family Development, Family Science Center II, House D, Athens, GA 30602, USA
J Nutr Health Aging 16:749-53. 2012....