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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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Preus, Betty; Payne, Rachel; Wick, Carly; Glomski, Emily – High School Journal, 2016
This study examines why a group of students representing two high schools became involved in an activist organization, the benefits they gained as a result, the impact they had on their school and community, and their recommendations for how school personnel can foster civic engagement in young people. The student-led group campaigned for a school…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, High School Students, Student Empowerment, Student Leadership
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Hamilton, Mary Agnes; Hamilton, Stephen F.; Bianchi, Lucia; Bran, Jacqui – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
New and improved institutions are needed to support the transition to adulthood of vulnerable young people. Existing institutions that should provide that support demonstrate structural lag: they have not adapted to changing circumstances. Action research was conducted in Por un Manana, an employment training program for low-income youth and young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Social Integration, Low Income
Alfnifie, Shuaa – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined adolescent developmental experiences and participation in extracurricular activities. Providing youth with multiple channels to nurture their development and acknowledge their interests and strengths can play a significant role in their holistic growth. This is a descriptive study of a mixed-methods design (quantitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Development, Student Participation, Extracurricular Activities
Kirby, Joshua Aaron – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This basic interpretive qualitative research study explored the personal and professional backgrounds, training experiences, perspectives, and perceptions held by adult volunteers serving as crew advisors in the Venturing program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Venturing is the BSA's adventure oriented youth development program for coeds age…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Qualitative Research, Volunteer Training, Data Analysis
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Futch, Valerie A. – Youth & Society, 2016
This article explores collective identity as a useful theoretical framework for understanding social and developmental processes that occur in youth programs. Through narrative analysis of past participant interviews (n = 21) from an after-school theater program, known as "The SOURCE", it was found that participants very clearly describe…
Descriptors: Models, Collectivism, Identification (Psychology), Youth Programs
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Travis, Raphael – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2010
The current study explored attributions made by youth work professionals ("workers") in out-of-school time (OST) programs about the social circumstances of and perceived need of program youth. It followed prior research examining impacts of worker-level attributions on decision-making in service delivery. Two types of OST programs were…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Participant Observation, After School Programs, Youth Programs
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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
Sullivan, Natha June Lott – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore aspects of the Even Start Family Literacy program and college experiences that are helpful or detrimental to the process of transition from Even Start to college as perceived by students who have successfully made that transition. The study focused on the role of developmental education in the…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Family Literacy, Researchers, Tutoring
Coogle, Christan Grygas – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate the early intervention experiences of mothers who have a young child at risk for an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More specifically, the goal was to explore the family centered help giving practices mothers identify and how these practices affect their early intervention experiences. Five…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Mothers, Qualitative Research, At Risk Persons
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Pettit, Gregory S.; Erath, Stephen A.; Lansford, Jennifer E.; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Bates, John E. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2011
The predictive relations between social capital depth (high-quality relationships across contexts) and breadth (friendship network extensivity) and early-adult life adjustment outcomes were examined using data from a prospective longitudinal study. Interviews at age 22 yielded (a) psychometrically sound indexes of relationship quality with…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Social Capital, Adjustment (to Environment), Longitudinal Studies
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Schiavone, Vincent; Gentry, Debra – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2014
One of the fastest-growing subpopulations of nontraditional college students is military veterans who enroll in institutions of higher education following their returns from deployment. Although much research has been conducted on veteran-students, much of that work has focused on issues such as veterans' finances or academic achievement, rather…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Veterans, Veterans Education, College Students
Mackenzie, Jacqueline Zaleski – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined indigenous infants, children, and youth in rural central Mexico for developmental delays by using a mixed methods approach. A two-person team consisting of a researcher and a translator completed this study. They conducted observations of 665 minors and interviews with their caregivers. A self-designed rubric was the guide to…
Descriptors: Social Status, Quality of Life, Caregiver Attitudes, Access to Information
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Sommer, Teresa Eckrich; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Gardner, Margo; Rauner, Diana Mendley; Freel, Karen – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Economic, developmental, and sociological theories and research suggest that there are benefits associated with on-time postsecondary credentialing and training for low-income parents even though this often means the management of family, work, and school while children are young. This argument is based on three conclusions…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Attainment, Grounded Theory, Early Childhood Education
Shook Torres, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study utilized a qualitative case study interview methodology to explore the transition to postsecondary education and first-year postsecondary educational experiences of four students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This research provided a comprehensive understanding of the first-year postsecondary educational experience of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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