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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
O'Keefe, Sherry Plath – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The topic of this research study was academic achievement of adolescents and the 40 Developmental Assets. Developmental Assets have been associated with positive growth in adolescents by protecting adolescents from negative influences, as well as promoting healthy and positive development. This study attempted to refine and identify the role the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Middle School Students, Adolescents
Wells, Jovan Grant – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between the developmental assets and academic achievement of urban underrepresented minority male and female students in a specialized science, technology, engineering, and math program, and the developmental assets and academic achievement of urban underrepresented minority male and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Urban Schools, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
Jackson, Courtney – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The transitional period between elementary and middle school remains an area of concern for educators. Many middle schools are plagued with retention issues, core class failures, increased discipline problems, and decreased attendance rates among students during their transitional period. The issues increase for students labeled as at-risk…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Research Design, Discipline Problems, Middle Schools
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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.; 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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Li, Yibing; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
Although the role of school engagement in influencing children's academic competence has been recognized in past theory and research, how school engagement may mediate the relationships between ecological and personal resources and academic competence remains largely unknown. Using structural equation modeling procedures, the present study was…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement, Early Adolescents, Grade 5
Miller, Teresa Northern; Leslie-Toogood, Adrienne; Kaff, Marilyn – Principal Leadership, 2005
Adolescents today face increasing challenges, while the support systems that should help them meet and surmount those challenges are rapidly disappearing. Yearly statistics on teen substance abuse, depression, suicide, and violent crime continue to escalate. Teens with low attachments to school are most vulnerable because they are less likely to…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Functional Behavioral Assessment
Phipps, Heather C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Ensuring high academic achievement in schools with increasingly diverse students is a challenge. Assessing student engagement can be a powerful tool in predicting potential success and identifying students who may need additional support. Positive youth development theory supports focusing on a young person's strengths, and an asset-based approach…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Grade Point Average, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Good, Marie; Willoughby, Teena – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011
This longitudinal study tested the "influence of involvement" and "selection" hypotheses for the association between religious versus non-religious activity involvement and two salient indicators of adolescent psychosocial adjustment (substance use and academic achievement). Participants included 3,993 Canadian adolescents…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, High School Students
Grassi, Annemarie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between quality social support networks developed through high quality afterschool programming and achievement amongst middle school and high school aged youth. This study seeks to develop a deeper understanding of how quality after-school programs influence a youth's developmental…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Social Networks
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Ma, Lang; Phelps, Erin; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2009
Using data from the first three waves (Grades 5, 6, and 7) of the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, this study assessed if being a bully or being a victim accounts for an adolescent's academic competence, if selected contextual and individual variables impact an adolescent's academic competence, and if such impact differs in relation to an…
Descriptors: Bullying, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Achievement, Academic Ability
Smithwick-Rodriguez, Tracie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Low-income high school graduates are less likely to get to a postsecondary institution than their middle and upper-income peers (U.S. Department of Education, 2000). Students who do enter a four-year institution do not have the necessary academic preparation to succeed and obtain a professional degree. The study examined how two national college…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Educational Opportunities, Program Effectiveness
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Torney-Purta, Judith; Barber, Carolyn H.; Wilkenfeld, Britt – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2007
Many studies have reported gaps between Latino and non-Latino adolescents in academic and political outcomes. The current study presents possible explanations for such gaps, both at the individual and school level. Hierarchical linear modeling is employed to examine data from 2,811 American ninth graders (approximately 14 years of age) who had…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Grade 9, Classroom Environment, Adolescents
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