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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
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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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Rose, Hilary A. – Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 2006
An asset-based approach is being championed by the field of child and youth care work, focusing on strengths as opposed to weaknesses, assets as opposed to deficits. This article highlights the Search Institute's theoretically-based and empirically-supported model of developmental assets (Benson, Leffert, Scales, & Blyth, 1998; Scales, Benson,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Care, Models, Intervention
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Vrangalova, Zhana; Savin-Williams, Ritch C. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011
The link between adolescent sexual activity and psychological well-being is a controversial issue in developmental psychology. This cross-sectional study investigated the association between three aspects of teenage sexuality (genital sexual experience, age of sexual onset, and number of sex partners) and positive well-being (hedonic, eudaimonic,…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Sexuality, Well Being, Adolescents
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Little, Tim; Henderson, Jessica; Pedersen, Peggy; Stonecipher, Linda – Health Education Journal, 2010
Background: The purpose of this study was to gain insights into the perceptions and attitudes about teen pregnancy among high school students in a rural area with high teen pregnancy rates. Methods: Five focus groups were conducted with: (1) females in 9th-10th grades; (2) females in 11th-12th grades; (3) males in 9th-10th grades; (4) males in…
Descriptors: Females, Focus Groups, Pregnancy, Rural Areas
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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
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Walahoski, Jill; Lodl, Kathleen – Journal of Leadership Education, 2004
Current literature on youth development supports the theory that out-of-school programming has an effect on youth development. However, little research has been conducted on types of out-of-school programs and comparisons among involvement in various activities in relation to developmental assets. Hence, the purpose of this study was to analyze…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, After School Programs, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
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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Tackett, Wendy – Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 2005
"Adults don't listen to me because they don't think I have anything interesting to say," an eleven-year-old boy explained to the authors of this article during one of the after-school focus groups that took place at Homer (Michigan) Community Schools. However, as part of the Youth Participatory Evaluation (YPE) team's effort to evaluate…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Focus Groups, Self Esteem
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Urban, Jennifer Brown; Lewin-Bizan, Selva; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2009
Developmental system theories recognize that variables from multiple levels of organization within the bioecology of human development contribute to adolescent development, including individual factors, family factors and the neighborhood which includes extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities provide a context for youth development,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Neighborhoods, Extracurricular Activities, Early Adolescents
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Aspy, Cheryl B.; Vesely, Sara K.; Tolma, Eleni L.; Oman, Roy F.; Rodine, Sharon; Marshall, LaDonna; Fluhr, Janene – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2010
Cross-sectional studies suggest that assets are associated with youth abstinence, but whether these relationships are constant across developmental age groups has not been shown. Data for this study were obtained from two independent datasets collected across a 2-year period using in-person, in-home interviews of youth (52% female; 44% Caucasian,…
Descriptors: Role Models, Community Programs, Family Relationship, Adolescents