chapter  3
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The multinational study: reports from Brazilian, Canadian, Chinese, English, Filipino, Greek, Indian, Ethiopian-immigrant-Israeli, mainstream Jewish-Israeli, Japanese, American and Venezuelan young people

Reports from Brazilian, Canadian, Chinese, English, Filipino, Greek, Indian, Ethiopian-immigrant-Israeli, mainstream Jewish-Israeli,
ByJ. GIBSON-CLINE AND

Chapter 3 provides a composite picture of the concerns, coping strategies and help-seeking of male and female youth from advantaged, non-advantaged and poverty populations in eleven countries, using responses collected in our 1997 and 1989 surveys. Chinese subjects surveyed in 1989 and Russian subjects surveyed in 1997 and 1989 have not been included in this composite because data was not described by the authors in terms of subjects socio-economic status and therefore could not be directly compared to responses of other subjects defined in terms of this variable. The specific questions we asked were:

1 What did our 1997 male and female subjects from advantaged, nonadvantaged and poverty populations tell us about the concerns that caused them stress, how they coped and the people they sought to help them and how did the responses of the two genders compare with one another?