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ERIC Number: EJ1147163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
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Positive Youth Development among Diverse Racial-Ethnic Children: Quality Afterschool Contexts as Developmental Assets
Smith, Emilie Phillips; Witherspoon, Dawn P.; Osgood, D. Wayne
Child Development, v88 n4 p1063-1078 Jul-Aug 2017
Positive youth development (PYD) deserves more empirical attention, particularly among children of diverse racial-ethnic backgrounds. Given the need among families for monitoring and supervision during out-of-school time, community-based afterschool is a potentially promotive ecological setting. This study explores the quality of afterschool experiences upon PYD. This multimethod study includes over 500 elementary school children in Grades 2-5 (M[subscript age] = 8.80, SD = 1.12). The sample comprises of 49% White, 27% African American, 7% Latino, and 17% mixed race/others with 45% free/reduced lunch eligible children. In multilevel models, independently observed quality across time positively impacted competence, connection, caring for all youth, and cultural values for racial-ethnic minority youth. Afterschool fosters PYD, including sociocultural dimensions, when comprised of appropriately structured, supportive, and engaging interactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
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Grant or Contract Numbers: R01DA025187