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Parish, Susan L.; Rose, Roderick A.; Swaine, Jamie G. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2010
Background: Understanding how financial well-being changes through the life course of caregiving parents of children with developmental disabilities is critically important. Methods: We analyse SIPP (U.S. Census Bureau) data to describe income poverty, asset poverty, income, net worth, and liquid assets of US parents (N = 753) of children with…
Descriptors: Parents, Income, Poverty, Well Being
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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
Abernethy, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In an early college high school setting, students are subject to varying academic, social and contextual demands of a higher educational environment. In a strength-based study of 136 diverse early college high school students, this research explored the relationship of internal and external developmental assets to adaptive functioning of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Intervals, Teacher Evaluation, Rating Scales
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
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Wilkinson, Deanna L.; Magora, Amanda; Garcia, Marie; Khurana, Atika – Journal of Family Issues, 2009
This study aims to broaden researchers' understanding of fatherhood by focusing on an understudied population of young, urban, minority, crime-involved fathers. Using 115 qualitative life history interviews, the authors examine fatherhood expectations, role participation, and ideals. Study fathers described very similar ideals for being fathers…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Crime, Fathers, Puerto Ricans
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Balsano, Aida B.; Phelps, Erin; Theokas, Christina; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2009
Theory and research suggest that structured, out-of-school-time activities, and in particular youth development programs aimed at promoting positive youth development (PYD), are key developmental assets for such development. Using longitudinal data from 945 fifth and sixth graders participating in the 4-H Study of PYD, initial descriptive…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Youth Programs, Early Adolescents, Adolescents
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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
Pittman, Karen J. – School Administrator, 2010
The seriousness of the readiness gap--the gap between being fully credentialed and fully prepared--is the reason why the Forum for Youth Investment started the Ready by 21 partnership and the reason why American Association of School Administrators (AASA) joined. Numerous organizations and associations interested in the K-12 system's end…
Descriptors: Readiness, Developmental Studies Programs, Minimum Competencies, Standards
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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Burrow, Anthony L.; Hill, Patrick L. – Developmental Psychology, 2011
Having a sense of purpose has been discussed as a developmental asset for youth and as an outgrowth of establishing a sense of identity. Using the identity capital model as a theoretical framework, 3 studies examined purpose as a mediator in the relationship between identity and well-being among adolescents and emerging adults. In Study 1A, (n =…
Descriptors: Well Being, Adolescents, Self Concept, Young Adults
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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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Fulcher, Leon C.; Garfat, Thom – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2012
Outcomes measurement has become a contemporary requirement for non-profit, government, and private sector child, youth, and family service providers throughout North America as well as in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. Cost-effectiveness, care planning, service evaluations, and fiscal audits are now commonplace…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Foreign Countries, Youth, Children
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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
Carlisle, Mariko – Canadian Journal of Education, 2011
This action research project was designed to have the majority of middle school students engage in healthy relationships with their peers and teachers as the data suggested the need for improved interactions with others. Students contributed to team building lessons; implemented school community service learning projects; participated in an…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mentors, Action Research, Service Learning
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Fitch, Nicole; Ma'ayah, Fadi; Harms, Craig; Guilfoyle, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Participation in sport during high school has been linked with a range of educational and developmental benefits. However, there is limited research investigating the benefits of participation in sport from the perspective of Aboriginal former youth sports participants. The purpose of the current research was to investigate how participation in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Youth Programs, Graduate Surveys, Athletics
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