Positions

Overview

  • Adolescent development and emerging adulthood, with a focus on activity involvement as a context for the development of identity and future perspective; parental, family, and broader contextual influences on adolescent development; prevention research and theory from a positive youth development perspective.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Outdoor activity involvement and postsecondary status among rural adolescents: Results from a longitudinal analysisJournal of Leisure Research.  50:18-27. 2019
    2018 Household Chaos, Hostile Parenting, and Adolescents' Well-Being Two Years LaterJournal of Child and Family Studies.  27:3701-3708. 2018
    2017 A dialectical approach to theoretical integration in developmental-contextual identity research.Developmental Psychology.  53:2023-2035. 2017
    2017 Household chaos, relationships with parents and adolescents' future beliefsJournal of Family Studies.  23:229-242. 2017
    2016 Perceived Local Job Prospects and School Connectedness in a Struggling Rural Economy: A Life-Course PerspectivePeabody Journal of Education.  91:224-245. 2016
    2015 Brief report: Physical health of adolescent perpetrators of sibling aggression.Journal of Adolescence.  45:171-173. 2015
    2015 Non-standard Work and Rural Low-Income Mothers: Making It WorkJournal of Family and Economic Issues Alternative Lifestyles Lifestyles.  36:84-96. 2015
    2015 Proactive and reactive sibling aggression and adjustment in adolescence.Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  30:965-987. 2015
    2015 Socioeconomic Strain, Family Ties, and Adolescent Health in a Rural Northeastern CountyRural Sociology.  80:60-85. 2015
    2015 Breadth of participation in organized and unstructured leisure activities over time and rural adolescents' functioning.Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  44:62-76. 2015
    2014 Practical ConsiderationsEmerging Adulthood.  2:173-183. 2014
    2014 A Longitudinal Study of Rural Youth Involvement in Outdoor Activities throughout Adolescence: Exploring Social Capital as a Factor in Community-Level OutcomesResearch in Outdoor Education.  12:36-57. 2014
    2013 Rural parents' messages to their adolescent sons and daughters to leave their home communities.Journal of Adolescence.  36:963-970. 2013
    2013 Sibling Proactive and Reactive Aggression in AdolescenceJournal of Family Violence.  28:299-310. 2013
    2012 Adolescent Future Orientation: The Role of Identity Discovery in Self-Defining Activities and Context in Two Rural SamplesIdentity.  12:129-156. 2012
    2011 Predicting substance use behavior among South African adolescents: The role of leisure experiences across time.International Journal of Behavioral Development.  35:343-351. 2011
    2007 Gender differences in the self-defining activities and identity experiences of adolescents and emerging adults.Journal of Adolescence.  30:251-269. 2007
    2006 The role of ecodevelopmental context and self-concept in depressive and externalizing symptoms in Hispanic adolescentsInternational Journal of Behavioral Development.  30:359-370. 2006
    2006 Individual motivation and parental influence on adolescents' experiences of interest in free time: A longitudinal examinationJournal of Youth and Adolescence.  35:359-372. 2006
    2006 Self-Defining Activities, Expressive Identity, and Adolescent WellnessApplied Developmental Science.  10:157-170. 2006
    2005 Exploring adolescent self-defining leisure activities and identity experiences across three countriesInternational Journal of Behavioral Development.  29:361-370. 2005
    2005 Exploring adolescent self-defining leisure activities and identity experiences across three countriesInternational Journal of Behavioral Development.  29:361-370. 2005

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2016 The rural context of substance misuse in the United States Emerging adult patterns and local perceptions following the Great Recession.  253-263. 2016
    2013 Discovering positive lives and futures: Adolescent eudaimonic expression through activity involvement..  249-267. 2013

    Teaching Activities

  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2019
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2019
  • Practicum Taught course 2019
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2018 - 2019
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2018 - 2019
  • Dev Persp Adolsc&Early Adulthd Taught course 2018
  • Theoretical Approaches to HDFS Taught course 2018
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2018
  • Contemp Iss Adolescent Develop Taught course 2018
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2017 - 2018
  • Dev Persp Adolsc&Early Adulthd Taught course 2017
  • Practicum/Child Taught course 2017
  • Research Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Teaching Practicum Taught course 2017
  • Practicum Taught course 2017
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2017
  • Contemp Iss Adolescent Develop Taught course 2017
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2017
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Practicum Taught course 2017
  • Teaching Practicum Taught course 2017
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2016 - 2017
  • Dev Persp Adolsc&Early Adulthd Taught course 2016
  • Teaching Practicum Taught course 2016
  • Theoretical Approaches to HDFS Taught course 2016
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2016
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2016
  • Practicum Taught course 2016
  • Contemp Iss Adolescent Develop Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • Dev Persp Adolsc&Early Adulthd Taught course 2015
  • Practicum/Family Taught course 2015
  • Research Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Practicum Taught course 2015
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2015
  • Contemp Iss Adolescent Develop Taught course 2015
  • Grad Internship/Adolescent Dev Taught course 2015
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2015
  • Practicum/Family Taught course 2015
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2014 - 2015
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2014 - 2015
  • Dev Persp Adolsc&Early Adulthd Taught course 2014
  • Theoretical Approaches to FS Taught course 2014
  • Advanced Research Seminar Taught course 2014
  • Graduate Internship Taught course 2014
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2014
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2014
  • Contemp Iss Adolescent Develop Taught course 2014
  • Practicum/Family Taught course 2014
  • Practicum/Family Taught course 2014
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2013 - 2014
  • Human Sexuality Taught course 2013 - 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.S. Human Development & Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. Human Development & Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • Full Name

  • Erin Sharp