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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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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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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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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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Wray-Lake, Laura; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Flanagan, Constance A. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Social responsibility can be defined as a set of prosocial values representing personal commitments to contribute to community and society. Little is known about developmental change--and predictors of that change--in social responsibility during adolescence. The present study used an accelerated longitudinal research design to investigate the…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Adolescent Development, Longitudinal Studies, Social Responsibility
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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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Short, Elizabeth J.; Fairchild, Lynn; Findling, Robert L.; Manos, Michael J. – Journal of Attention Disorders, 2007
Objective: Developmental and subtype differences in behavioral assets and problems were examined in 318 children newly diagnosed with ADHD. Method: Three age groups were compared: 4 to 6.9 years (n = 95), 7 to 9.9 years (n = 136), and 10 to 15 years (n = 87); with two subtypes examined: inattentive (n = 151), and hyperactive/combined (n = 167).…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Children
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Parish, Susan L.; Rose, Roderick A.; Swaine, Jamie G.; Dababnah, Sarah; Mayra, Ellen Tracy – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
Understanding the financial well-being of single mothers who care for children with developmental disabilities is important to ensure that public policies can be effectively targeted to support these vulnerable families. The authors analyze data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation to describe income poverty, asset poverty, income,…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Income, Poverty, Mothers
Allen, Wendy Bickford – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Early care and education (ECE) services are necessary for a society because of a variety of ethical, economic, and developmental reasons. A well-developed field of practice is needed to ensure young children have access to high quality care and education settings. To promote a thriving profession, many are calling for the field of early care and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development
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van Winkelen, Christine – Learning Organization, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the use of developmental evaluation methods with community of practice programmes experiencing change or transition to better understand how to target support resources. Design/methodology/approach: The practical use of a number of developmental evaluation methods was explored in three organizations over a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Communities of Practice, Educational Change
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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
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Scales, Peter C. – Journal of School Health, 1999
Discusses research which suggested that building specific developmental assets among adolescents related to lowered risk-behavior patterns and increased patterns of thriving behavior among an aggregate sample of nearly 100,000 secondary school students in 213 U.S. communities. The paper discusses issues related to the scientific foundations,…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Health Promotion, Individual Development, Secondary Education
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Novak, Mary; Klemme, Merry – Journal of Extension, 2002
The Kid's Klub is a school-age child care summer program focused on building developmental assets. Extension staff, 4-H adult and youth leaders, and Master Gardeners presented projects to first- through fourth-graders. Parents (n=11) reported that their children continued developing empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills. (SK)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Development, Elementary Education, Extension Education
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
Jones, Patrick – School Library Journal, 2001
Discussion of how school and public librarians can make children's lives better focuses on a list of 40 developmental assets that children need to become responsible, successful, caring adults. Considers both internal and external assets, the importance of relationships with patrons, and the importance of involving youth. (LRW)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Child Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Librarians
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