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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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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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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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Kostina-Ritchey, Erin; Velez-Gomez, Paulina; Dodd, Sara L. – Middle Grades Research Journal, 2017
The present study is the first reported analysis of participant data from an afterschool leadership development program targeting the elementary to middle school transition for fifth-grade students. Data were collected from 2012 to 2015 from 261 adolescents who self-selected to participate in the afterschool program and provided parental…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, After School Programs, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Perez, William – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
On June 21, 2017, the fields of Latinx Psychology, Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, and education lost a trailblazing researcher, teacher, and mentor. Dr. Raymond Buriel made significant contributions to the study of acculturation and adjustment of Mexican immigrant families, with a special emphasis on the characteristics of immigrant students that are…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Student Adjustment, Immigrants, Student Characteristics
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Lee, Diane Sookyoung; Dang, Tina G.; Ulibas-Pascual, Jennifer; Gordon Biddle, Kimberly A.; Heller de Leon, Brian; Elliott, Deborah; Gorter, Josiah – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a local afterschool program in helping underserved elementary school students improve their reading achievement. The study followed a cohort of students with 28 participants who were low-income, ethnic minority children in the 1st-6th grades between the ages of 6 and 12. Data on…
Descriptors: Homework, Prediction, After School Programs, Ethnic Groups
Kraayenbrink, Andrew; Skaar, Nicole; Clopton, Kerri – Communique, 2018
Mindfulness has been shown to have positive effects on constructs related to resilience and protective factors by providing a means through which to decrease ruminative response and reduce stress and promote well-being. Although mindfulness has not been adequately researched within the school setting as a protective factor against the negative…
Descriptors: Metacognition, At Risk Students, Resilience (Psychology), Barriers
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Smith, Emilie Phillips; Witherspoon, Dawn P.; Osgood, D. Wayne – Child Development, 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…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, After School Programs, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
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Akhavan, Nancy; Emery, Ryan; Shea, Ginger; Taha-Resnick, Adria – Educational Forum, 2017
The study is a mixed-methods investigation of how urban schools are succeeding. The study surveyed 28 former students from urban schools in Oxnard, California. The qualitative responses represent themes that align to a high level of school connectedness and social-emotional learning (SEL) as key indicators of a successful urban school district.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Effectiveness, Effective Schools Research, Mixed Methods Research
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Tripathi, Suriyadeo – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The aim of the present study was to determine the factor structure of the Positive Life Assets Scale (PLAS), a new measure to identify both internal and external life assets among high school students in Thailand, and to further examine the usefulness of the PLAS for a comprehensive, developmental, and strengths-based school and community…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, High School Students, Program Validation, Factor Analysis
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Fitch, Nicole; Ma'ayah, Fadi; Harms, Craig; Guilfoyle, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Participation in sport during high school has been linked with a range of educational and developmental benefits. However, there is limited research investigating the benefits of participation in sport from the perspective of Aboriginal former youth sports participants. The purpose of the current research was to investigate how participation in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Youth Programs, Graduate Surveys, Athletics
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Gestsdottir, Steinunn; Geldhof, G. John; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Lerner, Richard M. – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2017
The "5 Cs of PYD Model" is an influential theory involving the role of Intentional Self-Regulation (ISR) in positive youth development (PYD). The model, which was developed with U.S. populations, has recently been used in other cultural contexts and, as such, the measurement invariance of the ISR-PYD model across cultural contexts must…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Self Control, Models, Foreign Countries
Hardwick, Leann T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) present different needs to special education teachers in school today. Without the proper supports and preparation, 75% of special education teachers will leave the field of special education within the first ten years of teaching, with most of the teachers leaving the field within the first three years…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Special Education, Student Needs