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Leone, James E.; Fetro, Joyce V.; Kittleson, Mark; Welshimer, Kathleen J.; Partridge, Julie A.; Robertson, Stacia L. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Adolescent males are more likely to sustain intentional and unintentional injuries, be involved in a physical confrontation, and be successful in suicide attempts. Body image dissatisfaction (BID) has been linked as a possible contributing factor to these negative health behaviors and risks; however, research is limited with males. The…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Health Behavior, Drug Use, Suicide
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Lane, Ciara; Stynes, Martin; O'Donoghue, John – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
A questionnaire survey was carried out as part of a PhD research study to investigate the image of mathematics held by post-primary students in Ireland. The study focused on students in fifth year of post-primary education studying ordinary level mathematics for the Irish Leaving Certificate examination--the final examination for students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Student Surveys, Secondary School Students
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Nkansah-Amankra, Stephen; Walker, Ashley Dawn – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: Self-rated health (SRH) has become a key organizing construct for assessing multiple dimensions of populations' physical and psychosocial health functioning. However, it is unclear how adolescents' subjective self assessment of health reflects health risk exposures, co-occurring health risks (problem behaviours) and other pre-existing…
Descriptors: Mentors, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Health Behavior, Parent Role
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Danker, Stephanie Harvey – Art Education, 2014
Adolescents face complex dilemmas such as challenging issues of identity and self-concept, and struggles with building and maintaining relationships. These issues must be embraced in the art classroom. This Instructional Resource will focus on the concept of brand--connecting visual art, marketing, and psychology--and center on ideas found in the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Marketing, Advertising, Artists
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Brown, Jane D.; Bobkowski, Piotr S. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2011
The past decade's research on the use and effects of older (television, music, movies, magazines) and newer media (the Internet, cell phones, social networking) on adolescents' health and well-being is reviewed. A portrait of patterns of use of the media is provided and then the predictors and effects of those patterns on adolescents' mental…
Descriptors: Obesity, Aggression, Self Concept, Adolescents
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Aalsma, Matthew C.; Lapsley, Daniel K.; Flannery, Daniel J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
The relationship among three personal fables ("omnipotence," "invulnerability," "personal uniqueness"), narcissism, and mental health variables was assessed in a large, cross-sectional sample of adolescents drawn from Grades 6 (n = 94), 8 (n = 223), 10 (n = 142), and 12 (n = 102). Participants responded to the New Personal Fable Scale, the…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Suicide, At Risk Persons, Personality Traits
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Silver, Rawley; Ellison, JoAnne – Arts in Psychotherapy, 1995
Examines assumption that art therapists can objectively identify self-images in drawings by troubled adolescents without talking to these youth. Findings suggest that discussion, though preferable, is not required for identifying self-images. Analysis of adolescents' drawings indicates that structured art assessment can be useful in evaluating…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Art Expression, Art Therapy, Behavior Disorders
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Smith, Chad E.; Massey-Stokes, Marilyn; Lieberth, Ann – American Annals of the Deaf, 2012
Adolescent health and health literacy are critical health topics recognized in Healthy People 2020. Evidence indicates that adolescents who are d/Deaf have unique health-related needs, yet health communication efforts have not reached them. Despite the Internet's exponential growth and the growth of online health information-seeking behavior among…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Females
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Beutler, Ivan F. – Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 2012
This study examines the "living well" aspirations of an emerging adult sample and compares them with earlier results of middle and high school samples. The tenor of emerging adult responses was more stridently extrinsic and more convincingly intrinsic than adolescent responses, revealing less middle ground as emerging adults more clearly take a…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Young Adults, Comparative Analysis, Middle School Students
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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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Garza, Ruben; Ovando, Martha N. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2012
Providing authentic encounters with secondary students may be a way to provide a realistic image of students' academic challenges, and enhance preservice teachers' skills, knowledge, and dispositions to better address the needs of their future academically, linguistically, socially, and culturally unique students. The purpose of our study was to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Self Efficacy, Adolescents
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Birkeland, Marianne Skogbrott; Melkevik, Ole; Holsen, Ingrid; Wold, Bente – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
Based on data from a 17-year longitudinal study of 1083 adolescents, from the ages of 13 to 30 years, the average development of self-reported global self-esteem was found to be high and stable during adolescence. However, there is considerable inter-individual variance in baseline and development of global self-esteem. This study used latent…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Life Satisfaction, Self Esteem, Adolescents
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Plybon, Laura E.; Holmer, Heidi; Hunter, Alexis; Sheffield, Charity; Stephens, Christopher; Cavolo, Lucas – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2009
Research examining the association between body image and sexual risk-taking has been mostly limited to clinical and/or White female samples. It is unclear whether body image plays a role in sexual risk-taking among African American early adolescent females. Moreover, research has neglected to consider body image within a cultural and ethnic…
Descriptors: Females, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Self Concept
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Bach, Jacqueline; Choate, Laura Hensley; Parker, Bruce – Theory Into Practice, 2011
As the body of high quality young adult literature (YAL) continues to grow, what role might these texts play in professional development for educators? This article describes ways in which schools can develop book study programs that use this literature to promote meaningful dialogue and understanding of contemporary adolescent issues. Based on…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Self Concept, Eating Disorders, Young Adults
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Offer, D.; And Others – 1976
The Offer Self Image Questionnaire measures adolescent personality and adjustment from a psychodynamic perspective. It has been used by many investigators who administered the test to a large variety of teenage populations, and has significantly differentiated between normal, delinquent and disturbed populations; males and females; younger and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Norms
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