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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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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
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
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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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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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Benson, Peter L.; Leffert, Nancy; Scales, Peter C.; Blyth, Dale A. – Applied Developmental Science, 2012
The role of community in child and adolescent development is emerging as a significant area of theoretical inquiry, research, and application. This article describes the development and utilization of a comprehensive community change effort designed to increase the attention of all community members toward strengthening core developmental…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Change Strategies, Adolescents, Community Change
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Thompson, R. Bruce; Corsello, Maryann; McReynolds, Samuel; Conklin-Powers, Bernice – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2013
In this study, we explored socioeconomic status (SES) and family structure as predictors of resiliencies among "at-risk" youth before and after participating in schools-based mentoring programs. Twenty-four youths (13 girls) aged 13-18 ("M" = 16.21, SD = 1.76) participated. Youths completed pre- and post-test…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Socioeconomic Status, Resilience (Psychology), Mentors
Atkiss, Katy; Moyer, Matthew; Desai, Mona; Roland, Michele – American Journal of Health Education, 2011
Health problems such as sexually transmitted infections and diabetes continue to rise, especially among African American and Hispanic adolescents in low-income communities. Youth development programs are an effective public health response, benefiting participants, the programs that serve them, and their community. Purpose: To explore the efficacy…
Descriptors: Adolescents, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Health
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Burrow, Anthony L.; O'Dell, Amanda C.; Hill, Patrick L. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
While having a purpose in life has been theorized as a developmental asset, the extent to which adolescents cultivate a meaningful sense of direction is not well understood. In the present study, cluster analysis was used to classify adolescents by levels of purpose exploration and commitment. The sample (N = 318; 55% female) consisted of youth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Quality of Life, Goal Orientation, Self Concept
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Short, Jennifer L.; Russell-Mayhew, Shelly – International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2009
In this paper, the authors provide an overview of the research literature on resiliency in adolescents. We explore the history of resiliency as it relates to the health and well-being of adolescents, identify common themes, provide a description of resilient youth, and introduce the developmental assets framework. To provide counsellors with an…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Personality Traits, Well Being, Counseling Techniques
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Sadowski, Michael; Chow, Stephen; Scanlon, Constance P. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2009
Drawing primarily on three case studies, this article proposes a framework that those concerned about the welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth can consider when developing, evaluating, or arguing for more effective programming: a relational assets approach. The relational assets approach merges the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Role Models, Psychologists, Homosexuality
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