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Scales, Peter C.; Benson, Peter L.; Roehlkepartain, Eugene C.; Sesma, Arturo, Jr.; van Dulmen, Manfred – Journal of Adolescence, 2006
A sample of 370 students in the 7th-9th grades in 1998 was followed for 3 years through the 10th-12th grades in order to investigate the relation of ''developmental assets''--positive relationships, opportunities, skills, values, and self-perceptions--to academic achievement over time, using actual GPA as the key outcome variable. The greater the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, Junior High School Students
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Bowers, Edmond P.; von Eye, Alexander; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Arbeit, Miriam R.; Weiner, Michelle B.; Chase, Paul; Agans, Jennifer P. – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
Two theoretical perspectives have been proposed to describe, explain, and intervene in adolescent development--prevention science and positive youth development (PYD). An integrative model bridging these two perspectives posits that it is important to assess the extent to which the same, similar, or complementary mechanisms may be responsible for…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Delinquency, Adolescents, Prevention
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Lerner, Richard M.; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; von Eye, Alexander; Bowers, Edmond P.; Lewin-Bizan, Selva – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
We introduce this special issue on the individual and contextual bases of adolescent thriving by describing the relational developmental systems theory-based, positive youth development (PYD) perspective that frames much of contemporary research about health and positive development across the adolescent period and that, more specifically, frames…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies, Adolescent Development, Models