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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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Bleck, Jennifer; DeBate, Rita – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Introduction: Based on internal and external assets, the positive youth development approach aims to increase the capacity among adolescents to overcome challenges as they transition to adulthood. Developmental assets have been found to be positively associated with academic achievement, a variety of health promoting behaviors, and improved…
Descriptors: Correlation, Health Behavior, Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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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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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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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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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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Scales, Peter C.; Benson, Peter L.; Dershem, Larry; Fraher, Kathleen; Makonnen, Raphael; Nazneen, Shahana; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Titus, Sarah – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
"Kishoree Kontha" ("Adolescent Girls' Voices") was implemented in Bangladeshi villages to build the developmental assets (e.g., support from others, social competencies) of rural girls through peer education in social skills, literacy, and school learning. The Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) measured the project's impact on…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Womens Education, Access to Education
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Norton, Christine Lynn; Watt, Toni Terling – Journal of Experiential Education, 2014
Young people today face a multitude of challenges, especially when growing up in an urban environment. Risk factors such as poverty, exposure to gangs, drugs, and community and family violence threaten healthy development. The positive youth development (PYD) approach attempts to combat these personal and environmental challenges by providing…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Youth Programs, Outdoor Education, Pretests Posttests
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Forneris, Tanya; CamirĂ©, Martin; Williamson, Robert – Applied Developmental Science, 2015
In order to prepare students for adulthood and responsible citizenship, most high schools offer extracurricular activities designed to facilitate the learning of a wide range of competencies. The purpose of this study was to examine how participation in a single or a combination of extracurricular school activities for high school students may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Competence
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Krauss, Steven Eric; Hamzah, Azimi; Ismail, Ismi Arif; Suandi, Turiman; Hamzah, Siti Raba'ah; Dahalan, Dzuhailmi; Idris, Fazilah – Youth & Society, 2014
Despite existing research on the contribution of social context and religiosity to adolescent behavioral outcomes, few studies have attempted to explore this topic among Muslim adolescents in non-Western settings, looking at both positive and negative outcomes. In response to this gap, the current study explored the effects of three dimensions of…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Religious Factors, Adolescents
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Chew, Weslee; Osseck, Jenna; Raygor, Desiree; Eldridge-Houser, Jennifer; Cox, Carol – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Possessing high numbers of developmental assets greatly reduces the likelihood of a young person engaging in health-risk behaviors. Since youth in the juvenile justice system seem to exhibit many high-risk behaviors, the purpose of this study was to assess the presence of external, internal, and social context areas of developmental…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Religious Cultural Groups, Community Involvement, Health Behavior
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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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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
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Scales, Peter C. – Professional School Counseling, 2005
Search Institute has identified 40 Developmental Assets[TM] that are building blocks of healthy development and success for children and adolescents. Young people's experience of most of these developmental assets declines over the middle school years. In this article, research is described showing the prevalence and impact of developmental assets…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Counselors, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
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Weigel, Daniel J.; Lowman, Jennifer L.; Martin, Sally S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2007
In this paper, we examine the influences of two settings--home and child care--on the development of children's speaking and listening skills before they begin formal schooling. We propose that a developmental assets approach, one that focuses on strengths of these settings, can help our understanding of the development of young children's…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Preschool Children, Listening Skills, Language Acquisition
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