Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

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Peggy C Giordano

Peggy C Giordano

Bowling Green State University, USA

Peggy C. Giordano (Distinguished Professor) received her PhD in sociology from the University of Minnesota in 1974 and joined the faculty of Bowling Green State University the same year. She is interested in adolescent and young adult problem behaviors, particularly juvenile delinquency and intimate partner violence.  She relies on qualitative as well as quantitative methods to explore life course variations in problem behavior involvement, and the role of social networks in patterns of stability and change. Her monograph on the experiences of a sample of highly delinquent youth (Legacies of Crime) focuses on the intergenerational transmission of crime and other negative developmental outcomes. She is currently conducting a longitudinal study of the relationship experiences of a large, diverse sample of respondents interviewed first as adolescence, and subsequently as they have navigated the transition to adulthood. This study (The Toledo Adolescent Relationships study) includes five waves of interviews, and focuses on the character and dynamics of dating and sexual relationships, and in turn, how variations in such experiences influence delinquency involvement, intimate partner violence, HIV risk-taking, depression and other developmental outcomes.  
Research Interest

Dr. Giordano's research interests include adolescent problem behaviors, particularly juvenile delinquency, and in the nature of peer influence in adolescence and its specific role in the etiology of problem outcomes. She teaches courses in adolescence, juvenile delinquency, and criminology. Her recent research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Giordano also has a long term interest in the ways in which gender and ethnicity affect adolescent social processes and emotional and behavioral health. Her primary research interests include...

  • Teen and Young Dating Violence
  • Dynamics of Peer Influence
  • Crime Across the Life Course
  • Adolescent Relationships
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Crime

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