Neighborhood effect of adolescent development in Chinese cities and towns

SUN Lunxuan1

(1.School of Educational Science, Tianjin Normal University)

【Abstract】The characteristics of residential areas could have important influences on adolescents' life attitude and social behavior. However, regarding whether these influences exist and their functioning mechanisms behind, there still lack examination and presentation from Chinese data. Based on the data from China Education Panel Survey (2013–2014) , this study has found the neighborhood effect of different types of community on adolescent development: the unit community has higher level of collective socialization than neighborhood community; the commercial residential community has higher level of social control than neighborhood community. These could lead to the differences in self-educational expectation and peers’ progress level among adolescents, and consequently influence the development of cognitive ability. These findings reveal the attribute of community situation in adolescent education. They have significant theoretical and realistic implications for understanding and promoting the comprehensive development of Chinese adolescents in the transformation period.

【Keywords】 adolescent development; neighborhood effect; social control; collective socialization;


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    [1]. ① After testing the influence of community types on the three channel variables, we will use nested model to test whether the three channel variables have substantial influence with cognitive ability as the development index of adolescents. [^Back]


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CN: 11-3280/C

Vol , No. 06, Pages 31-38+92

November 2018


Article Outline


  • 1 Literature review and research assumption
  • 2 Data source and research design
  • 3 Research result
  • 4 Conclusion
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