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Pashak, Travis J.; Hagen, John W.; Allen, Jennifer M.; Selley, Ryan S. – College Student Journal, 2014
This brief report assesses the validity of applying the adolescent-based developmental assets model to emerging adults. Developmental assets are specific constructs which predict future success, including positive individual characteristics and environmental resources. The researchers developed a self-report survey based on a subset of the assets…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Individual Development, Predictor Variables, Success
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Alvarado, Melissa; Ricard, Richard J. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2013
This study examined the confluence of developmental assets, ethnic identity, and acculturative stress in the prediction of thriving among Hispanic adolescents. Thriving is used to encompass youth who are not only doing well now but who are also on the trajectory toward overall success. Study participants included 130 self-reported Hispanic middle…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Acculturation, Stress Variables, Predictor Variables
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Zullig, Keith J.; Ward, Rose Marie; King, Keith A.; Patton, Jon M.; Murray, Karen A. – Assessment, 2009
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the reliability and validity of eight developmental asset measures among a stratified, random sample (N = 540) of college students to guide health promotion efforts. The sample was randomly split to produce exploratory and confirmatory samples for factor analysis using principal axis factoring and…
Descriptors: College Students, Health Promotion, Structural Equation Models, Factor Analysis
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Preus, Betty; Payne, Rachel; Wick, Carly; Glomski, Emily – High School Journal, 2016
This study examines why a group of students representing two high schools became involved in an activist organization, the benefits they gained as a result, the impact they had on their school and community, and their recommendations for how school personnel can foster civic engagement in young people. The student-led group campaigned for a school…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, High School Students, Student Empowerment, Student Leadership
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Shanks, Trina R. Williams; Robinson, Christine – Economics of Education Review, 2013
A large body of evidence indicates that socioeconomic status (SES) is a strong predictor of school achievement, college graduation and child outcomes in general. Better developmental and health outcomes are strongly associated with family assets, income and education. We introduce a model incorporating a range of theoretical and empirical…
Descriptors: Models, Socioeconomic Status, Family Income, Family Characteristics
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Ryan, Mary Gene – NADE Digest, 2011
Health sciences faculty members at a two-year college were concerned about the poor pass rates in medical terminology, a gateway course for all students planning to major in health-related fields. Faculty suspected that students coming out of developmental reading might not have adequate reading skills to do well in medical terminology.…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Success, Vocabulary Development, Medical Education
Hill, Heather H. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Nationwide, students are entering college unprepared for college-level work. Recent high school graduates are placing into developmental courses at an alarming rate. The purpose of this research study is to examine the effect of a developmental boot camp on standardized placement test scores of students enrolling at a community college in North…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Student Placement, College Entrance Examinations, College Bound Students
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Schiavone, Vincent; Gentry, Debra – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2014
One of the fastest-growing subpopulations of nontraditional college students is military veterans who enroll in institutions of higher education following their returns from deployment. Although much research has been conducted on veteran-students, much of that work has focused on issues such as veterans' finances or academic achievement, rather…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Veterans, Veterans Education, College Students
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Sommer, Teresa Eckrich; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Gardner, Margo; Rauner, Diana Mendley; Freel, Karen – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Economic, developmental, and sociological theories and research suggest that there are benefits associated with on-time postsecondary credentialing and training for low-income parents even though this often means the management of family, work, and school while children are young. This argument is based on three conclusions…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Attainment, Grounded Theory, Early Childhood Education
Houle, Jason N. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The Great Recession of 2008 and rising costs of college have stoked popular and scholarly concern about young adult debt. Debt plays an important role in the lives of young people as they make the transition to adulthood, but little research has been conducted on the topic. This dissertation sheds light on the role of debt in the lives of young…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Debt (Financial), Role, Developmental Tasks
Shook Torres, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study utilized a qualitative case study interview methodology to explore the transition to postsecondary education and first-year postsecondary educational experiences of four students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This research provided a comprehensive understanding of the first-year postsecondary educational experience of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Chang, Chew-Hung; Hedberg, John G. – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2007
Environmental identity, or how we orient ourselves to the natural world, leads us to personalise abstract global issues and take action (or not) according to our sense of who we are. For example, are we willing to give up our luxurious cars for more fuel-efficient models even though we know that the earth is warming? In an era where web-based…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Environmental Education, Inquiry, Active Learning