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Dziri, Nourhene – Children's Literature in Education, 2022
While child abuse and neglect have been explored at length, less attention has been paid to the role of contemporary realist Young Adult Literature (YAL) in denouncing abusive treatments of young people in conjunction with adultism. It is hereby suggested that age inequality is at the core of youth maltreatment, and it is this intersectionality…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Age Discrimination
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Millington, Elliot; Simmons, David R.; Cleland Woods, Heather – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2022
Video games are commonly of interest in autism, with autistic adolescents playing twice as much as their Typically Developing peers. The aims of this study are to investigate whether motivations to play video games measured using the Gaming Attitudes, Motivations and Experiences Scales and autistic traits using the Autism Spectrum Quotient can…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Personality Traits, Video Games
Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene; Lant, Fay – National Literacy Trust, 2021
The National Literacy Trust's 2018 report on letter writing highlighted the enduring appeal of writing letters to connect people. Many children and young people also said that they write letters to make the person they are writing to happy. This has never been truer now. This report of responses to a survey from early 2021 shows that children and…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Letters (Correspondence), Writing Skills
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Rice, Mary F.; Stevens, Mark – Literacy, 2021
Adolescents need help locating and evaluating information about immigration that reflects a panoply of views -- particularly views that have been ignored in traditional texts. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into adolescents' engagement with online texts on the topic of immigration and associated concepts as they worked to develop…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Immigration, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Activities
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Bernardin, Courtney J.; Mason, Erica; Lewis, Timothy; Kanne, Stephen – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Camouflaging includes strategies used by individuals to mask or hide autistic traits. Research has shown that both autistic and neurotypical individuals engage in camouflaging and that there may be sex differences in the reasons for camouflaging in autistic adults. The purpose of this qualitative study was to extend previous research on the lived…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Korn, Liat; Haynie, Denise L.; Luk, Jeremy W.; Sita, Kellienne; Simons-Morton, Bruce G. – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: Prevention of early age initiation of cannabis use is a national priority, highlighting the importance of identifying cannabis-specific attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioral control in relation to initiation age. Methods: Data were from the NEXT Generation Health Study, a national longitudinal sample of US adolescents followed…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Behavior Problems, Age Differences, Marijuana
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Afsharnejad, Bahareh; Falkmer, Marita; Picen, Tanya; Black, Melissa H.; Alach, Tasha; Fridell, Anna; Coco, Cristina; Milne, Kelly; Perry, Jill; Bölte, Sven; Girdler, Sonya – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2022
This study captured the experiences of 35 autistic adolescents and their parents after completing a 16-session variant of social skills group training KONTAKT® (ACTRN12617001117303). Semi-structured interviews explored participants' and relatives' perceptions of KONTAKT® and associated social outcomes. Adolescents were classified as either high…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes
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Hall, Sarah; Melia, Yvonne – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2022
Background: Self-harm usually begins during adolescence and adolescents that self-harm most commonly confide in friends, yet to date, there is little research from the friend's perspective. Objective: This qualitative study explores adolescents' experiences of what it is like to have a friend who self-harms by cutting and what this experience…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Experience, Friendship, Self Destructive Behavior
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Mitchell, Siobhan B.; Haase, Anne M.; Cumming, Sean P. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2022
This study employed semi-structured interviews and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to explore experiences of on-time maturation in nine adolescent ballet dancers from across three vocational ballet schools in the United Kingdom. Two themes were identified as central to their experiences: 'A right and a wrong way to grow', and fitting in…
Descriptors: Dance, Phenomenology, Adolescent Attitudes, Dance Education
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Decker, Martha J.; Dandekar, Shebani; Gutmann-Gonzalez, Abigail; Brindis, Claire D. – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: Adolescents often lack access to accurate and appropriate sexual health information and services. Providing information about local clinical services during sexual health education classes is one strategy to increase awareness, yet many programs miss this opportunity. This study aims to learn about adolescents' experiences with sexual…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Education, Health Services, Adolescents
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Schaefer, Mary Beth; Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Kurpis, Molly; Abrams, Charlotte; Abrams, Madeline – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2021
Purpose: In this child-parent research study, three adolescents theorize their meaning-making experiences while engaged in exclusive online learning during a three-month stay-at-home mandate. The purpose of this study is to highlight youth-created understandings about their literacy practices during COVID-19 in order to expand possibilities for…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Adolescent Attitudes, Electronic Learning
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Griffith, Aisha N.; Melton, Theresa N.; Deutsch, Nancy L. – Applied Developmental Science, 2021
Group mentoring programs offer multiple routes for influencing development, through both one-on-one relationships and relational processes in the group context. Less explored is how the group context impacts one-on-one relationships. This study investigated how the group influences the development of the mentor-mentee relationship in a group and…
Descriptors: Group Experience, Interpersonal Relationship, Mentors, Early Adolescents
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Joseph, Patrece; Fleary, Sasha A. – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: Adolescents are required to take increased responsibility for their health. Although health literacy is implicated in adults' health decision-making and health behaviors, little is known about adolescents' health literacy and its relationship to their health behaviors. Furthermore, adolescent health literacy research overlooks…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Definitions
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Berger, Emily; Maybery, Darryl; Carroll, Matthew – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2020
Disaster response and recovery researchers and policy makers are increasingly attempting to represent the views of children and adolescents alongside those of adults and other community members following disasters. Children's and adolescents' perspectives regarding the impacts and complications of the 2014 Hazelwood coal mine fire and ongoing…
Descriptors: Childrens Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Emergency Programs, Adolescent Attitudes
Immordino-Yang, Mary Helen; Knecht, Douglas R. – Educational Leadership, 2020
Human beings construct narratives about the world and their experiences in it--whether in math class or at the dinner table, people tell themselves stories about who they and others are, how the world works and why. Among teenagers, these meaning-making narratives are related to the activity and changing connectivity of the networks in their…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Development, Adolescent Development, Brain
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