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Balsano, Aida B.; Phelps, Erin; Theokas, Christina; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2009
Theory and research suggest that structured, out-of-school-time activities, and in particular youth development programs aimed at promoting positive youth development (PYD), are key developmental assets for such development. Using longitudinal data from 945 fifth and sixth graders participating in the 4-H Study of PYD, initial descriptive…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Youth Programs, Early Adolescents, Adolescents
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Theokas, Christina; Lerner, Richard M. – Applied Developmental Science, 2006
The relations among observed ecological assets in youth's families, schools, and neighborhoods with positive and negative developmental outcomes were assessed with a sample of 646 fifth-grade youth. The majority of participants were Latino (37.5%) or European American (35.5%) and lived in 2-parent families. Ecological asset indicators were…
Descriptors: Child Development, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Social Environment
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Lerner, Richard M.; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Almerigi, Jason B.; Theokas, Christina; Phelps, Erin; Gestsdottir, Steinunn; Naudeau, Sophie; Jelicic, Helena; Alberts, Amy; Ma, Lang; Smith, Lisa M.; Bobek, Deborah L.; Richman-Raphael, David; Christiansen, Elise DiDenti; von Eye, Alexander – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2005
The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development (PYD), a longitudinal investigation of a diverse sample of 1,700 fifth graders and 1,117 of their parents, tests developmental contextual ideas linking PYD, youth contributions, and participation in community youth development (YD) programs, representing a key ecological asset. Using data from Wave 1 of…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Youth Programs, Community Programs, Structural Equation Models