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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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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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So, Suzanna; Gaylord-Harden, Noni K.; Voisin, Dexter R.; Scott, Darrick – Youth & Society, 2018
For African American youth disproportionately exposed to community violence and the associated risk of externalizing behaviors, developmental assets that reduce the risk for externalizing behaviors and enhance adaptive coping should be explored. In a sample of 572 African American adolescents (M[subscript age] = 15.85; SD = 1.42), the current…
Descriptors: African Americans, Adolescents, Violence, Gender Differences
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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Chandrasegaran, Jennifer; P., Padmakumari – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2018
A positive teacher-student relationship has for long been considered, a developmental asset for children from kindergarten to high school (Birch & Ladd, 1997). Such a relationship is usually characterised by less conflict and increased understanding between both. Students who enjoy a supportive relationship with their teachers, achieve at…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Role, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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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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Dunst, Carl J.; Raab, Melinda; Hamby, Deborah W. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
The purpose of the analyses described in this report was to evaluate both the effects of two contrasting approaches to parent-provided child learning opportunities and the direct and indirect effects on both proximal and distal parent social-affective behavior and verbal appraisals. The participants were 71 children with significant developmental…
Descriptors: Contingency Management, Young Children, Developmental Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship
Roberts, Maxine Tracey – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research on community college students tends to focus on their deficits and failures rather than assets and achievements. This narrative study focuses on African-American community college students and their remedial math achievements. Research questions addressed participants' descriptions of their mathematics identity (Anderson, 2007; Bishop,…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Sense of Community, African American Students, Community Colleges