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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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So, Suzanna; Gaylord-Harden, Noni K.; Voisin, Dexter R.; Scott, Darrick – Youth & Society, 2018
For African American youth disproportionately exposed to community violence and the associated risk of externalizing behaviors, developmental assets that reduce the risk for externalizing behaviors and enhance adaptive coping should be explored. In a sample of 572 African American adolescents (M[subscript age] = 15.85; SD = 1.42), the current…
Descriptors: African Americans, Adolescents, Violence, Gender Differences
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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
Tapper, Donna; Zhu, Jing; Scuello, Michael – Online Submission, 2015
(Purpose) This study contributes to the knowledge base about strategies for helping disconnected youth re-engage with schooling. The study presents findings of a rigorous impact evaluation of the Good Shepherd Services (GSS) Transfer School Model that is grounded in developmental theory positing that social and emotional factors are essential to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Social Influences, Emotional Response, Student School Relationship
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