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Urban, Jennifer Brown; Lewin-Bizan, Selva; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2009
Developmental system theories recognize that variables from multiple levels of organization within the bioecology of human development contribute to adolescent development, including individual factors, family factors and the neighborhood which includes extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities provide a context for youth development,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Neighborhoods, Extracurricular Activities, Early Adolescents
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Urban, Jennifer Brown; Lewin-Bizan, Selva; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
Extracurricular activities provide a key context for youth development, and participation has been linked with positive developmental outcomes. Using data from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development (PYD), this study explored how the intentional self regulation ability of youth interacted with participation in extracurricular activities to…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Extracurricular Activities, American Indians, Asian Americans
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Gestsdottir, Steinunn; Urban, Jennifer Brown; Bowers, Edmond P.; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Lerner, Richard M. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2011
The positive youth development (PYD) perspective emphasizes that thriving occurs when individual [double arrow] context relations involve the alignment of adolescent strengths with the resources in their contexts. The authors propose that a key component of this relational process is the strength that youth possess in the form of self-regulatory…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Probability, Adolescent Development, Self Control