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ERIC Number: EJ838385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Goal Setting and Decision Making by At-Risk Youth
Galotti, Kathleen M.; Kozberg, Steven F.; Gustafon, Mary
Prevention Researcher, v16 n2 p17-20 2009
Typically, adolescence is a time when individuals begin to make consequential, life-framing decisions. However, much of the decision-making literature focuses on high-risk decisions, such as the use of drugs and alcohol, while much less is known about how adolescents make positive decisions, for example, regarding their educational or career goals. Moreover, much of the literature describes a "typical" adolescent, and less is known about atypical youth, particularly those at-risk for delinquency. This article explores these understudied topics. It first provides a model of decision making which includes the decision-maker's goals, explores how goal setting impacts the decision-making process, and reviews what is known about decision making among at-risk youth. Then it discusses the Challen"NGe" Academy, a voluntary, residential National Guard-sponsored program which works with habitual high school truants to positively change their lives. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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