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Wiium, Nora; Dost-Gözkan, Ayfer; Kosic, Marianna – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Within the positive youth development (PYD) perspective, internal assets (e.g., social competencies and positive identity) and external assets (e.g., support and empowerment) constitute developmental assets that can facilitate positive youth outcomes. This assertion has been studied mainly in the US context and to a lesser degree in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Gender Differences, Parent Background
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Adams, Byron Gregory; Wiium, Nora; Abubakar, Amina – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Overall, youth well-being is crucial, particularly in developmental contexts, such as sub-Saharan Africa, which is experiencing the largest growth in the youth population internationally. The Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework considers the importance of positive experiences, positive relationships and positive environments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Youth
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Visker, Joseph; Cox, Carol; Banez, J. Christian; Azim, Sabiya; Wang, Anna; Dunsieth, Nicole; Lasser, Ben – Health Educator, 2020
A self-report instrument was used to assess trends over time in student views of Developmental Assets in a rural Missouri county where youth report high rates of substance use. Based on 2012 survey results, a community/school-based prevention coalition provided intensive prevention education curricula integrated into the district's afterschool…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Substance Abuse
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Zheng, Katherine; Roehlkepartain, Eugene C.; Santelli, John S.; Smaldone, Arlene; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie – Journal of School Health, 2022
Background: Developmental assets foster positive health outcomes among adolescents, but have not been studied in adolescents with chronic illness or depression, two conditions that impact behaviors in school. We examined parent-reported assets in a national sample of adolescents and compared the number and types of assets by health statuses.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Chronic Illness, Depression (Psychology), Physical Health
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Chen, Bin-Bin; Wiium, Nora; Dimitrova, Radosveta – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Life history theory provides a unifying perspective on understanding human behaviors as adaptive strategies in response to particular environmental conditions. There is little empirical literature on the relationships between life history strategies and positive youth development. Objective: This study examines the relationships…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Pashak, Travis J.; Handal, Paul J.; Scales, Peter C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2020
We introduce and evaluate the College Assets Measurement Profile for Undergraduate Students (CAMPUS), an assessment instrument for resilience factors in college-enrolled emerging adults. Developmental assets, its focus, are constructs proposed to protect against psychopathology, floundering, and riskiness, while also bolstering the likelihood of…
Descriptors: Student Development, Undergraduate Students, Psychometrics, Measures (Individuals)
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Messer, Lynne C.; Halladay, Corrie; Hofert, Gina; Sheppard, Barbara K. – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: Positive youth development emphasizes that adaptive features of adolescence may contribute to teenage pregnancy prevention. Methods: Using data from approximately 1300 seventh-ninth graders, we describe positive youth development assets (external and internal) and their association with sexual risk taking. School-, sex-, and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Risk, Adolescent Development, Pregnancy
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Hartwig, Elizabeth Kjellstrand – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The XY-Zone program is a leadership and peer support program that guides adolescent males as they journey into manhood. This mixed methods study examined the influence of the XY-Zone program on developmental assets and academic markers of males in grades nine through 12 who were identified as youth at risk of dropping out of school. Results…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Peer Influence, Adolescents, Males
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Bleck, Jennifer; DeBate, Rita – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Introduction: Based on internal and external assets, the positive youth development approach aims to increase the capacity among adolescents to overcome challenges as they transition to adulthood. Developmental assets have been found to be positively associated with academic achievement, a variety of health promoting behaviors, and improved…
Descriptors: Correlation, Health Behavior, Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Greene, Kaylin M.; Eitle, David; Eitle, Tamela McNulty – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study examined the relationship between developmental assets during early and mid-adolescence and early adult sexual behaviors among American Indians using a subsample from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (N = 465). Grounded in an assets framework, the authors explored the protective role of personal, family, school, and…
Descriptors: Risk, Health Behavior, Self Control, Contraception
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Hahn, Micah; Van Wyck, Rebecca; Seater, Mariah A.; Marvin, Alicia F. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Adventure-based learning is used by behavioral health providers to connect clients to therapeutic activities outside traditional settings. These approaches often aim to build internal and external assets that support positive youth development. Here we evaluate the impact of an experiential learning curriculum on youth development and identify…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Adventure Education, Mental Health, Therapy
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Pashak, Travis J.; Hagen, John W.; Allen, Jennifer M.; Selley, Ryan S. – College Student Journal, 2014
This brief report assesses the validity of applying the adolescent-based developmental assets model to emerging adults. Developmental assets are specific constructs which predict future success, including positive individual characteristics and environmental resources. The researchers developed a self-report survey based on a subset of the assets…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Individual Development, Predictor Variables, Success
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Drescher, Christopher F.; Johnson, Laura R.; Kurz, A. Solomon; Scales, Peter C.; Kiliho, Ray P. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Assets-based approaches are well-suited to youth living in majority world contexts, such as East Africa. However, positive psychology research with African adolescents is rare. One hindering factor is the lack of translated measures for conducting research. Objective: This study builds capacity for positive youth development research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Languages, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals)
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Alvarado, Melissa; Ricard, Richard J. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2013
This study examined the confluence of developmental assets, ethnic identity, and acculturative stress in the prediction of thriving among Hispanic adolescents. Thriving is used to encompass youth who are not only doing well now but who are also on the trajectory toward overall success. Study participants included 130 self-reported Hispanic middle…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Acculturation, Stress Variables, Predictor Variables
Wells, Jovan Grant – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between the developmental assets and academic achievement of urban underrepresented minority male and female students in a specialized science, technology, engineering, and math program, and the developmental assets and academic achievement of urban underrepresented minority male and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Urban Schools, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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