Michaeline Jensen

Dr. Jensen's research recognizes that increasingly social connections occur not just face to face, but through mobile phones and online. Thus, she utilizes mobile phones and the wealth of information contained therein in to elucidate the role of technology in relationship maintenance, mental health, and substance use among young people and to assess and uncover social-communication processes that researchers often struggle to accurately assess via traditional self-report.

There are 10 included publications by Michaeline Jensen :

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Coping and Culture: The Protective Effects of Shift-&-Persist and Ethnic-Racial Identity on Depressive Symptoms in Latinx Youth 2019 5 Shift-&-persist is a coping strategy that has been shown to lead to positive health outcomes in low-SES youth but has not yet been examined with respect to psychological health. This study tests whether the shift-&-persist coping strategy works in ta...
Ethnic Socialization in Neighborhood Contexts: Implications of Ethnic Attitude and Identity Development among Mexican-Origin Adolescents 2017 77 Neighborhood Latino ethnic concentration, above and beyond or in combination with mothers' and fathers' ethnic socialization, may have beneficial implications for minority adolescents' ethnic attitude and identity development. These hypotheses, along...
Externalizing and Internalizing Pathways to Mexican American Adolescents’ Risk Taking 2017 52 This study used four waves of data from a longitudinal study of 749 Mexican origin youths to test a developmental cascades model linking contextual adversity in the family and peer domains in late childhood to a sequence of unfolding processes hypoth...
Long-term Effects of a Universal Family Intervention: Mediation through Parent-Child Conflict 2014 28 This randomized trial of a family-focused preventive intervention for Mexican American middle schoolers examined internalizing, externalizing, and substance use outcomes in late adolescence, 5 years after completing the intervention. Parent–adolescen...
Neighborhood Moderation of Sensation Seeking Effects on Adolescent Substance Use Initiation 2017 118 Adolescent substance use carries a considerable public health burden, and early initiation into use is especially problematic. Research has shown that trait sensation seeking increases risk for substance use initiation, but less is known about contex...
Synthesizing a Special Issue on Parenting Adolescents in an Increasingly Diverse World 2018 153 Our goal is to identify integrative themes in this special issue on “Parenting Adolescents in an Increasingly Diverse World”. Specifically, we identify themes that may generalize largely from studies of marginalized families to guide American familie...
Text message content as a window into college student drinking: Development and initial validation of a dictionary of “alcohol-talk” 2019 49 The ubiquity of digital communication within the high-risk drinking environment of college students raises exciting new directions for prevention research. However, we are lacking relevant constructs and tools to analyze digital platforms that serve ...
Text Messaging and Social Network Site Use to Facilitate Alcohol Involvement: Comparison of US and Korean College Students 2018 112 Alcohol-related content on public social networking sites (SNS) has been linked to collegiate alcohol use, but we know little about whether and how private forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC), like text messaging, are related to collegiate...
We-Talk, Communal Coping, and Cessation Success in a Couple-Focused Intervention for Health Compromised Smokers 2012 131 We investigated first-person plural pronoun use (we-talk) by health-compromised smokers and their spouses as a possible implicit marker of adaptive, problem-resolving communal processes. Twenty couples in which one or both partners used tobacco despi...
Young Adolescents’ Digital Technology Use and Mental Health Symptoms: Little Evidence of Longitudinal or Daily Linkages 2019 560 This study examines whether 388 adolescents’ digital technology use is associated with mental-health symptoms during early adolescence to midadolescence. Adolescents completed an initial Time 1 (T1) assessment in 2015, followed by a 14-day ecological...