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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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Scales, Peter C.; Benson, Peter L.; Dershem, Larry; Fraher, Kathleen; Makonnen, Raphael; Nazneen, Shahana; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Titus, Sarah – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
"Kishoree Kontha" ("Adolescent Girls' Voices") was implemented in Bangladeshi villages to build the developmental assets (e.g., support from others, social competencies) of rural girls through peer education in social skills, literacy, and school learning. The Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) measured the project's impact on…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Womens Education, Access to Education
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Benson, Peter L.; Leffert, Nancy; Scales, Peter C.; Blyth, Dale A. – Applied Developmental Science, 2012
The role of community in child and adolescent development is emerging as a significant area of theoretical inquiry, research, and application. This article describes the development and utilization of a comprehensive community change effort designed to increase the attention of all community members toward strengthening core developmental…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Change Strategies, Adolescents, Community Change
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Scales, Peter C. – Professional School Counseling, 2005
Search Institute has identified 40 Developmental Assets[TM] that are building blocks of healthy development and success for children and adolescents. Young people's experience of most of these developmental assets declines over the middle school years. In this article, research is described showing the prevalence and impact of developmental assets…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Counselors, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
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Scales, Peter C.; Foster, Karen C; Mannes, Marc; Horst, Megan A; Pinto, Kristina C; Rutherford, Audra – Urban Education, 2005
This article reports the connections among urban students' school-business partnership experiences, developmental assets or strengths they report in their lives, and positive developmental outcomes. Surveys were completed by 429 9th-to 12th-grade Hispanic and African American students, mostly low income in an inner-city high school, and 76…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Student Motivation, Low Income Groups, African American Students
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Scales, Peter C.; Benson, Peter L.; Roehlkepartain, Eugene C.; Sesma, Arturo, Jr.; van Dulmen, Manfred – Journal of Adolescence, 2006
A sample of 370 students in the 7th-9th grades in 1998 was followed for 3 years through the 10th-12th grades in order to investigate the relation of ''developmental assets''--positive relationships, opportunities, skills, values, and self-perceptions--to academic achievement over time, using actual GPA as the key outcome variable. The greater the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, Junior High School Students
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Scales, Peter C. – Clearing House, 2000
Discusses research identifying and examining specific "developmental assets": positive building blocks that all children and youth need for success. Discusses the role of these assets in health promotion and risk reduction. Outlines specific actions educators can take to build 12 of these developmental assets. Notes the special place of health…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Individual Development, School Role
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Scales, Peter C.; Leffert, Nancy; Vraa, Renee – American Journal of Health Behavior, 2003
Investigated the relationship of student exposure to selected developmental assets with indicators of thriving, using more reliable measures than previously reported. Data collected using the Youth Supplement Survey among diverse 6th-12th graders indicated that most students experienced only 3 of 12 assets. The more assets students reported, the…
Descriptors: Achievement, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Age Differences
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Scales, Peter C. – Journal of School Health, 1999
Discusses research which suggested that building specific developmental assets among adolescents related to lowered risk-behavior patterns and increased patterns of thriving behavior among an aggregate sample of nearly 100,000 secondary school students in 213 U.S. communities. The paper discusses issues related to the scientific foundations,…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Health Promotion, Individual Development, Secondary Education
Benson, Peter L.; Scales, Peter C.; Leffert, Nancy; Roehlkepartain, Eugene C. – 1999
This report presents both a framework for understanding positive factors that contribute to the healthy development of young people, termed "developmental assets," and a portrait of 6th-to-12th-grade youth based on that framework. The report analyzes and interprets data from 99,462 youth in 213 communities collected during the 1996-97 school year.…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education
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Scales, Peter C. – Child Welfare, 1997
Surveyed 659 family support workers regarding their training and services for families with 10- to 15-year olds. Found that 30 to 50% rated training as inadequate or poor, had inaccurate knowledge about young adolescent development, and felt they were doing an inadequate job promoting developmental assets for youth. Higher quality training was…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Early Adolescents, Family Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Scales, Peter C.; Benson, Peter L.; Mannes, Marc – Journal of Community Psychology, 2006
The contribution of nonfamily adults to young people's well-being was explored using both a cross-sectional national sample of 614 12- to 17-year-olds and a longitudinal sample of 370 students followed from 6th-8th grades through 10th-12th grades. Both variable- and person-centered analyses were employed. Young people's involvement in…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Community Involvement, Young Adults, Religious Organizations
Scales, Peter C. – Our Children, 1996
At the Search Institute in Minneapolis (Minnesota), researchers study 6th-12th graders nationwide, identifying developmental assets to growing up healthy and happy. They suggest that adults surround children with external assets (support, boundaries and expectations, empowerment, and constructive time use) to help them develop values and skills…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Child Development, Child Health, Citizen Participation
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Scales, Peter C. – Clearing House, 1996
Offers a detailed examination of both external and internal assets that middle school students may have, and discusses those that can be significantly affected by middle schools. Describes what successful middle schools do, and discusses teacher training and positive youth development. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Developmental Stages, Developmental Tasks