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Imbriaco, Joseph J. – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
How can we inspire our youth to consistently do what is right? Lectures and readings on ethics could help, but are unlikely to spur intrinsic motivation. A more comprehensive option is to aid in the development of a characterbased moral identity which will stay with them as they grow. The development of a moral identity is desirable because it can…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Moral Development, Youth, Role Models
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Gonzales-Backen, Melinda A. – Family Relations, 2013
A body of literature has increased our understanding of ethnic identity formation among ethnic minorities, but there remains a dearth of research focused on the ethnic identity formation of biethnic adolescents. Biethnic adolescents are likely to have unique experiences related to ethnicity that significantly alter the course of their ethnic…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology), Multiracial Persons
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Boskey, Elizabeth R. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2014
Many sexuality educators and professionals, even those involved in program development and planning, are not aware of the biological and social factors involved in gender identity development in youth. As such, this topic is often not as well addressed in whole life educational curricula as better understood topics, such as reproductive anatomy,…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Koepke, Sabrina; Denissen, Jaap J. A. – Developmental Review, 2012
Identity development and separation-individuation in parent-child relationships are widely perceived as related tasks of psychosocial maturation. However, a dynamic, developmental perspective that explains how intra-personal change in identity evolves from transactions between parents and children is not sufficiently represented in the literature.…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Adolescents, Self Concept, Parent Child Relationship
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Shaffer, Leigh S.; Zalewski, Jacqueline M. – NACADA Journal, 2011
Foreclosure students have prematurely committed themselves to academic majors and future careers, but present themselves to academic advisors as very decided. From a developmental theory perspective, foreclosures represent an immature identity status and include students whose failure to explore their personal and vocational identities and achieve…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Personality
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Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; Quintana, Stephen M.; Lee, Richard M.; Cross, William E., Jr.; Rivas-Drake, Deborah; Schwartz, Seth J.; Syed, Moin; Yip, Tiffany; Seaton, Eleanor – Child Development, 2014
Although ethnic and racial identity (ERI) are central to the normative development of youth of color, there have been few efforts to bring scholars together to discuss the theoretical complexities of these constructs and provide a synthesis of existing work. The Ethnic and Racial Identity in the 21st Century Study Group was assembled for this…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Racial Identification, Minority Group Children, Adolescent Development
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Galliher, Renee V.; Kerpelman, Jennifer L. – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
This analysis of the papers in the special section on the intersection of identity development and peer relationship processes calls attention to conceptual contribution this collection of papers makes to the literature on identity development. Together these ten papers build on strong theoretical foundations in identity development, which posit…
Descriptors: Females, Peer Relationship, Self Concept, Adolescents
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Berger, Christian; Lisboa, Carolina; Cuadros, Olga; de Tezanos-Pinto, Pablo – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2016
Peer relations constitute a main developmental context for adolescents. Peers offer an instance for identity definition and set the norms of acceptable and valued characteristics, behaviors, and attitudes, representing a societal model that allows and restrains avenues for adolescents' socioemotional development. The present article departs from…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Peer Relationship, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Schachter, Elli P.; Ventura, Jonathan J. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2008
The paper introduces the concept of identity agents. This concept refers to those individuals who actively interact with children and youth with the intention of participating in their identity formation, and who reflectively mediate larger social influences on identity formation. This contrasts with the focus of mainstream research in the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Influences, Self Concept, Parent Child Relationship
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Wakefield, W. David; Hudley, Cynthia – Theory Into Practice, 2007
Identity is a major developmental task for adolescents, and the development of ethnic identity is a unique and significant developmental task for many adolescents. This article reviews theoretical and empirical literature that informs our understanding of the development of a positive ethnic identity, and the consequences for adolescent mental…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Mental Health, Developmental Tasks, Academic Achievement
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Eccleston, Laura; Williams, James; Knowles, Sue; Soulsby, Laura – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2019
Seeking young people's perspectives is integral to delivering effective mental health care. This systematic review aimed to synthesise the qualitative research exploring the life experiences of young people diagnosed with ADHD. Four electronic databases (CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycInfo and SCOPUS) were searched in February 2017 for peer-reviewed,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adolescent Attitudes, Experience
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Povilaitis, Victoria; Riley, Michael; DeLange, Ruan; Verkouw, AJ; Macklin, Kate; Hodge, Camilla J. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2019
This systematic review assesses the state of the literature regarding the impacts of outdoor education instructors' behaviors and traits on participant outcomes. Twenty-seven articles are reviewed in detail, and student outcomes in relation to instructor behaviors and traits and to programmatic elements are identified. A range of participant…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teacher Behavior, Outcomes of Education, Self Concept
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Oost, Kathryn M.; Livingston, Nicholas A.; Gleason, Hillary A.; Cochran, Bryan N. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
The authors review research on the risk factors for, and prevalence of, psychological disorders as they relate to gender nonconformity in adolescence and adulthood. Findings from existing literature suggest gender nonconforming individuals are more likely to experience a variety of risk factors associated with psychopathology when compared with…
Descriptors: Risk, Mental Disorders, Sexual Identity, Adolescents
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Treacy, Anna C.; Taylor, Shanon S.; Abernathy, Tammy V. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
Expressing sexuality is part of the human experience, yet sexual health is often ignored in regard to persons with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities are at risk of sexual abuse and exploitation, unwanted pregnancies, and sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, many adolescents with disabilities lack the knowledge needed to develop a…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Education, Disabilities, Adolescents
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Pritchard , Eric Darnell – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In recent years anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) bullying has been a pervasive discussion in popular and scholarly discourse. While such a discussion has documented the negative impact of bullying on the physical, psychological, social, and emotional lives of young people, it has not had a critical and sustained analysis…
Descriptors: Suicide, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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