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Cale, Chris – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated the effectiveness of Adventure Based Counseling upon high school adolescents. The goals of this study were to (a) explore the effectiveness of ABC Counseling in increasing levels of self-esteem and empathy among adolescents; (b) study the efficacy of ABC counseling in reducing perceived racial discrimination, racist…
Descriptors: Control Groups, African Americans, Racial Bias, Self Esteem
Bendick, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The culture of athletics in the United States is rising with 21.47 million youth participating in at least one organized sport. A review of the research indicates that athletic participation contributes to increased self-esteem, connection to peers and the community, and exposure to positive adult role models. Despite this growing body of evidence…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Hispanic American Students, Student Participation, College Athletics
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Cassidy, Tony – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
The relationship between social identity, family and school context, problem-solving style, self-esteem, health behaviour, psychological distress, and victimisation, was explored in a quasi-experimental survey of 461 children aged between 11 and 15 years old. There was a high prevalence of victimisation (29%) in the group and 44% of those…
Descriptors: Incidence, Problem Solving, Predictor Variables, Bullying
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Coatsworth, J. Douglas; Conroy, David E. – Developmental Psychology, 2009
This study tested a sequential process model linking youth sport coaching climates (perceived coach behaviors and perceived need satisfaction) to youth self-perceptions (perceived competence and global self-esteem) and youth development outcomes (initiative, identity reflection, identity exploration). A sample of 119 youth between the ages of 10…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Questionnaires, Athletic Coaches, Self Concept
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Mendes, Philip; Johnson, Guy; Moslehuddin, Badal – Child Care in Practice, 2012
It is generally accepted (for example, Stein and Wade) that those young people who are able to establish positive relationships with their family in care and/or when transitioning from care are more likely to have a positive self-identity and self-confidence, and overall better outcomes. Conversely, poor or non-existent family links may contribute…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Positive Attitudes, Personality Development, Self Esteem
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Bucher, Katherine T. – Middle School Journal (J1), 2010
Middle school is a time of many changes for young adolescents. They are "searching for individual identity, struggling with society's norms, and grappling with moral issues." They are changing and maturing physically, cognitively, socially, and psychologically as they develop their identities; establish, maintain, and end friendships and social…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Arabs, North Americans, Adolescents
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Johns, Michelle Marie; Zimmerman, Marc; Bauermeister, Jose A. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Identity-based conceptualizations of sexual orientation may not account adequately for variation in young women's sexuality. Sexual minorities fare worse in psychosocial markers of wellbeing (i.e., depressive symptoms, anxiety, self esteem, social support) than heterosexual youth; however, it remains unclear whether these health disparities…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Females, Well Being, Sexual Identity
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Passmore, Nola L.; Fogarty, Gerard J.; Bourke, Carolyn J.; Baker-Evans, Sandra F. – Family Relations, 2005
Adult adoptees (n=100) and nonadoptees (n=100) were compared with regard to self-esteem, identity processing style, and parental bonding. Although some differences were found with regard to self-esteem, maternal care, and maternal overprotection, these differences were qualified by reunion status such that only reunited adoptees differed…
Descriptors: Adoption, Self Esteem, Adults, Parent Child Relationship
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Sieger, Karin; Renk, Kimberly – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2007
This study examined relationships among the ethnic identity, behavior problems, self-esteem, and social support of 166 ethnically diverse pregnant and parenting adolescents, the majority of whom were African American and Hispanic American, and their infants. Results indicated that pregnant and parenting adolescent females were experiencing…
Descriptors: Infants, Hispanic Americans, Females, Child Rearing
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Bracey, Jeana R.; Bamaca, Mayra Y.; Umana-Taylor, Adriana J. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2004
The psychological well-being and ethnic identity of biracial adolescents are largely underrepresented topics in current scholarly literature, despite the growing population of biracial and multiracial individuals in the United States. This study examined self-esteem, ethnic identity, and the relationship between these constructs among biracial and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Adolescents, Multiracial Persons, Ethnicity
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Woodier, David – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
Building resilience in children who are Looked After can be especially challenging. This article focuses on the practice of a teacher working with children who were struggling to be included in mainstream schools. The first study shows how a young person was helped to self-reflect, including identifying positive values as strengths in his life.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Moral Values, Moral Development, Teaching Methods
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Bauermeister, Jose A.; Johns, Michelle Marie; Sandfort, Theo G. M.; Eisenberg, Anna; Grossman, Arnold H.; D'Augelli, Anthony R. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2010
Dating in adolescence plays an integral part in the development of sexual and social identities. This process is particularly salient for sexual minority youth who face additional obstacles to their identity formation due to their marginalized status. We investigated the influence of participating in a same-sex relationship (SSR) or an…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Psychology, Depression (Psychology), Well Being
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Batra, Sunil – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
How do schooling years impact children's lives, in rural and urban settings? Why do some children have lower self-esteem than others? What kinds of conflicts do adolescents experience in their search for identity? Why are some teachers able to understand the importance of ensuring the well-being of children while others do not? Does the emotional…
Descriptors: Child Development, Individual Development, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Nguyen, Peter V. – Social Work, 2008
Vietnamese adult and adolescent immigrants in the United States acculturate to the Western culture at different rates. Most Vietnamese parents tend to use the authoritarian parenting method in which dictatorial approaches are enforced, possibly leading to family conflicts and mental health issues. By means of the Suinn-Lew Asian Self-Identity…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Acculturation, Mental Health, Child Rearing
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Lockett, Charles T.; Harrell, Jules P. – Journal of Black Psychology, 2003
To examine the relationship between racial identity, self-esteem, and academic achievement, this study administered the Racial Identity Attitude Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and a background questionnaire to African American students from a historically black college. Results showed that the unique effect of racial identity on academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, College Students, Higher Education
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