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Fava, Nicole M.; Bay-Cheng, Laina Y. – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
Research examining oral sex during adolescence tends to investigate only potential negative consequences without considering its place in sexual development or distinctions between cunnilingus and fellatio. Using retrospective reports from 418 undergraduate women, we examined the relations among young women's ages of initiation of both cunnilingus…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Females, Sex Education, Adolescents
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Hollinger, Constance L.; Fleming, Elyse S. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 1984
Gifted female adolescents (N=284) completed comprehensive career assessment batteries. Examination of diagnostic criteria and associated personality dimensions revealed commonalities and differences among the six diagnostic groups. Findings suggest the need for encouraging the students with low assertiveness or low achievement motivation to…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Adolescents, Assertiveness, Females
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Kiselica, Mark S.; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1994
Examined effectiveness of preventive stress inoculation program for adolescents (n=48) that consisted of progressive muscle relaxation, cognitive restructuring, and assertiveness training. Compared with control subjects, trainees showed significantly greater improvements on self-report measures of trait anxiety and stress-related symptoms at…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Anxiety, Assertiveness
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Cox, Linda R.; And Others – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1989
Females, aged 10-14, were photographed wearing a body aid, a postauricular aid, or no hearing aid. Ratings by 60 college education majors indicated that subjects pictured wearing a hearing aid were rated lower on achievement but higher on factors of appearance, personality, and assertiveness than subjects without the aid. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Assertiveness, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Hearing Aids
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Rotenberg, Ken J.; McDougall, Patricia; Boulton, Michael J.; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Fox, Claire; Hymel, Shelley – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2004
Trustworthiness was examined in children and early adolescents from two countries. In Study 1,505 children in the fifth and sixth school years in the United Kingdom (mean age = 9 years 7 months) were tested across an 8-month period. In Study 2,350 sixth- through eighth-grade Canadian children and early adolescents (mean age = 12 years 11 months)…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries, Peer Groups, Trust (Psychology)
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Scheier, Lawrence M.; Botvin, Gilbert J.; Diaz, Tracy; Griffin, Kenneth W. – Journal of Drug Education, 1999
Examines the extent to which assertiveness and related social skills, personal competence, and refusal efficacy predict alcohol involvement in adolescents. Males were at higher risk for poor refusal skills and reported higher alcohol involvement. Youth characterized by poor social skill development reported lower refusal efficacy, lower grades,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Competence, Drinking, Interpersonal Competence
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Breakwell, Glynis M.; Millward, Lynne J. – Journal of Adolescence, 1997
Presents data from a survey of randomly selected adolescents (N=474) which examined differences between male and female sexual identities. Results indicate two main dimensions in male sexual self-concept: socioemotional and the relational. Female sexual self-concept revolved around concerns with assertiveness, such as controlling when sex occurs.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Assertiveness, Health Education
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Diaz, Tracy; Dusenbury, Linda; Botvin, Gilbert J.; Farmer-Huselid, Rebecca – Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 1997
Examined predictors of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use with homeless adolescents and preadolescents (N=234). Results reveal that social influences (friends and family drug use) are strong predictors of experimental drug use and intentions to use drugs, as are several psychological factors (psychological well-being, assertiveness, and social…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Homeless People
Sutherland, Mary; And Others – 1981
This project was designed to specifically apply a health planning management system to a school based health education risk reduction program. Additionally, the Adolescent Smoking and Alcohol Project assisted youth in making informed decisions about the use/abuse of alcohol and cigarettes. Program components included a related knowledge base;…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Decision Making, Drinking, Health Education
Naidoo, Josephine C. – 1978
Presented in this document is a cross-cultural study dealing with the role of socialization, self perceptions, and achievement orientation of South Asian and Anglo Sanxon women living in Ontario, Canada. These dimensions are explored within the context of selected cultural, religious, and philosophical variables prevailing in the two cultures.…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Acculturation, Assertiveness, Cross Cultural Studies
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Stake, Jayne E.; And Others – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1983
High school teachers and an experienced leader provided assertiveness training for 148 female students in high school business and homemaking classes. Significant changes in performance self-esteem scores were found between pretesting and a three-month folLow-up. Low-self-esteem subjects showed greater increases than high-self-esteem subjects.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Assertiveness, Females, High School Students
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Islamova, Z. B. – Russian Education and Society, 2010
Self-assertion involves an individual's search for and realization of his own special path in the world, his values and purpose in life in every given moment. It is a process that accompanies a person throughout his life. Self-assertion becomes exceptionally important in adolescence as it marks a turning point in one's attitude toward oneself; one…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Expression, Assertiveness, Self Concept
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Polansky, Joan M.; Buki, Lydia P.; Horan, John J.; Ceperich, Sherry Dyche; Burows, Deborah Dyer – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1999
The effectiveness of three substance-abuse-prevention videotapes derived from contrasting theoretical frameworks was evaluated using 312 rural Mexican-American students in grades seven through eight. The assertion-training video produced higher levels of assertiveness among ninth-graders; the others had no impact. Discusses the importance of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Assertiveness, Comparative Analysis, Culturally Relevant Education
Combes, Alice S. – 1995
This practicum was designed to focus on: (1) the improvement of the confidence of pre-adolescent girls; (2) the establishment of a positive body image; and (3) the strengthening of assertiveness skills. The writer worked in a group of 20 girls over a period of 8 months using exercises designed to facilitate their growth. A curriculum was developed…
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Body Image, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Banks, Reginald; Hogue, Aaron; Liddle, Howard; Timberlake, Terri – Journal of Negro Education, 1996
Compared the effectiveness for inner-city African-American youth (n=64) of two social-skills training curricula focusing on problem solving, anger management, and conflict resolution. Both the Afrocentric curriculum and the one that was merely culturally relevant yielded similar decreases in anger and increases in assertiveness and self-control.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Afrocentrism, Black Students, Cultural Awareness
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