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Curriculum Review, 2007
The Search Institute, a nonprofit research organization in Minneapolis, Minnesota, defines developmental assets as good things everyone needs to be happy in life, such as a supportive family, a caring neighborhood, integrity, self-esteem, resistance skills, conflict resolution skills, constructive activities and a sense of purpose. "A…
Descriptors: Justice, Integrity, Conflict Resolution, Student Development
Grassi, Annemarie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between quality social support networks developed through high quality afterschool programming and achievement amongst middle school and high school aged youth. This study seeks to develop a deeper understanding of how quality after-school programs influence a youth's developmental…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Social Networks
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Green, Rex S.; Ellis, Peter T. – Evaluation and Program Planning, 2007
The California Youth Connection obtained funding from two foundations to evaluate the performance of group homes serving foster youth in Alameda County, California, in order to inform state policy-making. The evaluation team initially included 14 foster youth that personally experienced group home living. Three inter-related aspects of service…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Independent Living, Group Homes, Foster Care
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Beckert, Troy E.; Strom, Paris S.; Strom, Robert D.; Darre, Kathryn; Weed, Ane – Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences in single mothers' and adolescents' perceptions of parenting competencies from a developmental assets approach. A multi-source (mothers [n = 29] and 10-14-year-old adolescent children [n = 29]), single-method (both generations completed the Parent Success Indicator)…
Descriptors: Mothers, Child Rearing, Adolescents, One Parent Family
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Abel, Eileen Mazur; Greco, Michele – Research on Social Work Practice, 2008
Objective: This article describes the process and outcomes of an abstinence-orientated empowerment program that was delivered to an adolescent multicultural population. Method: The study employed a time-limited pretest-posttest OXO design with an N of 130 drawn from youth in public schools from fifth grade to ninth grade. A paired-samples t test…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Empowerment, Adolescents
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Mumford, Vincent E.; Serra-Roldan, Rut – School Psychology International, 2007
Children considered "at-risk" for school failure and other adverse life outcomes have received increasing attention in multiple countries across the world. The research literature is replete with studies that emphasize specific detrimental factors that may make a child's life more difficult upon entering adulthood. The traditional, negative…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Child Development, Adolescents, High Risk Students
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Klatt, John; Enright, Robert – Journal of Moral Education, 2009
This article examines the place of forgiveness within the Positive Youth Development (PYD) paradigm. We suggest knowledge of forgiveness can be advanced by understanding it from a developmental perspective. We review research indicating that forgiveness can contribute to positive developmental outcomes during adolescence and we explore theoretical…
Descriptors: Altruism, Prosocial Behavior, Adolescent Development, Developmental Tasks
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Taylor, Carl S.; Smith, Pamela R.; Taylor, Virgil A.; von Eye, Alexander; Lerner, Richard M.; Balsano, Aida Bilalbegovic; Anderson, Pamela M.; Banik, Rumeli; Almerigi, Jason B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2005
The third wave of the Overcoming the Odds longitudinal study involves data about individual and ecological developmental assets and thriving among African American male adolescents in inner-city Detroit gangs (N = 43) or in youth development, community-based organizations (CBO; N = 50). Both groups had comparable levels of either low or high…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Males, African Americans, Urban Areas
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Wray-Lake, Laura; Sloper, Michelle A. – Applied Developmental Science, 2016
Civic engagement is an important marker of thriving among adolescents, and more research is needed that clarifies the ecological assets (positive supports across settings) that foster youth civic engagement. Simultaneously modeling associations between multiple ecological assets and civic behaviors can provide a nuanced view of the way…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Volunteers, Political Attitudes, Correlation
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
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Sarahan, Neal; Copas, Randy – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2014
The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 88 children have been identified with autism (CDC, 2012). Autism is often associated with other psychiatric, developmental, neurological, and genetic diagnoses. However, the majority (62%) of children identified on the autism spectrum do not have intellectual disability. Instead, they are hurting.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Neurology
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Burton, Linda – Family Relations, 2007
This article presents an emergent conceptual model of childhood adultification and economic disadvantage derived from 5 longitudinal ethnographies of children and adolescents growing up in low-income families. Childhood adultification involves contextual, social, and developmental processes in which youth are prematurely, and often…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, Children, Family Environment
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Scales, Peter C.; Leffert, Nancy; Vraa, Renee – American Journal of Health Behavior, 2003
Investigated the relationship of student exposure to selected developmental assets with indicators of thriving, using more reliable measures than previously reported. Data collected using the Youth Supplement Survey among diverse 6th-12th graders indicated that most students experienced only 3 of 12 assets. The more assets students reported, the…
Descriptors: Achievement, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Age Differences
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Oliva, Alfredo; Antolin, Lucia; Lopez, Ana Maria – Social Indicators Research, 2012
The aim of this study was to develop a valid and reliable instrument to assess features of a neighborhood that are relevant to the development and adjustment of adolescents. First, a scale was created from a literature review. Second, the content validity of this scale was validated through expert opinion. Finally, the scale was administered to a…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Private Schools, Content Validity, Validity
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Johnson, Laura R.; Johnson-Pynn, Julie S.; Pynn, Thomas M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
China is a key player on the global stage, and nearly 300 million Chinese youth stand to be affected by rapid social and ecological transformations. Programs that promote developmental assets in Chinese youth could increase their resilience in the face of contemporary stressors and enhance their capacity to contribute to China's development. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Methods, Social Development, Adolescents
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