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Dogan-Ates, Aysun; Carrion-Basham, Carla Y. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2007
This study investigated the role of three groups of risk and protective factors (e.g., individual, family, and extrafamilial) that are associated with teen pregnancy. Two groups of Latina adolescents (aged 15 to 19), nonpregnant/ nonparenting (NP; N = 48) and pregnant/parenting (P; N = 46), completed a demographic survey, an adolescent profile…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Extracurricular Activities, Pregnancy, Adolescents
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Ball, Joanna; Armistead, Lisa; Austin, Barbara-jeanne – Journal of Adolescence, 2003
Study provides a description of religiosity in a sample of African-American female teens and examines religion as a resource for these adolescents by focusing on the association between religiosity and sexual activity, self-esteem, and general psychological functioning. Results reveal that greater overall religiosity was associated with greater…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Emotional Adjustment, Females
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Safrit, R. Dale; Schmiesing, Ryan; King, Jeffrey E.; Villard, Judy; Wells, Betty – Journal of Volunteer Administration, 2003
Ohio Teen B.R.I.D.G.E.S (Building Responsibility In teen Drivers through Growth in self-Esteem and Safety) was evaluated using 12 focus groups. Program impacts included heightened awareness of vehicular safety issues among teens and communities, enhanced public speaking for youth volunteers, and meaningful leadership and volunteer opportunities…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Driver Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation
Jones, Jami – School Library Journal, 2004
For gay students, some always feel like they are wearing a mask. They cannot let their family, even their friends, see the real them. According to researchers, the road to adulthood for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens is riddled with more potholes than for other teens. For starters, gay teens are two to three times more likely to…
Descriptors: Librarians, Homosexuality, High School Students, Adolescents
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Pattee, Amy S. – Library Quarterly, 2004
Magazines created for teenage girls are effective because of their developmental appropriateness; the relationship developed between magazine and reader represents a distinct feminine space, while the demands of the text itself are appropriate to the analytic ability of the adolescent. The inclusion of the confessional "embarrassing story" column…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, School Libraries, Periodicals
Goode, Marsha; Broesamle, Barbara – Camping Magazine, 1987
Describes nine-day residential camp for Michigan teenage mothers/babies to enhance personal growth and develop responsible social skills. Outlines goals, pre-camp planning, staff, activities, evaluation. Reports 31 teen moms (ages 13-21) and 35 babies attended in 1986. Indicates participants were in therapy, experienced abuse, had low self-esteem,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Camping, Early Parenthood, Educational Objectives
Lapan, Richard T. – National Career Development Association, 2008
The teen years are an excellent time to start thinking about a potential career and to investigate all of the different opportunities available. Motivating adolescents to become actively engaged in their own career development is not always easy, but this book makes it fun. Written for parents, school counselors, and counselors in private practice…
Descriptors: Career Development, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Motivation Techniques
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Boehm, Kathryn E.; Schondel, Connie K.; Ivoska, William J.; Marlowe, Alison L.; Manke-Mitchell, Laurie – Adolescence, 1998
Study examines whether the concerns of teenagers calling a peer listening service are representative of the concerns of teenagers in the area served. Results indicate that students' biggest concerns involve family problems, peer relationships, self-esteem, and school problems. Concludes that calls to the teen line are representative. (Author/GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Counseling Services, Family Problems, Hotlines (Public)
Peterson, Kris – National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, University of Minnesota (NCSET), 2004
Family support is key to healthy adolescence. A family enables children to experience attachment, belonging, competence, and self-esteem, and at the same time allows them to experience success and failure, adventure and retreat, independence and interdependence. For families who have teens with disabilities, adolescence can be especially…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Parent Role, Disabilities, Adolescent Development
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Pirog-Good, Maureen A. – Youth & Society, 1995
Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Labor Market Experience Youth Cohort demonstrate that a greater percentage of teenage fathers come from poor and unstable households where household members are less educated. For whites, being a father is associated with low self-esteem, but this is not true for blacks. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Blacks, Early Parenthood
Jordan, Debra J. – Camping Magazine, 1995
Reviews research on youth motivation for visiting amusement arcades and on the relationship among the school achievement, socioeconomic status, and self-esteem of fourth graders. Implications for camp involve providing adolescents with unstructured leisure time with little overt adult supervision and providing early intervention for low-achieving…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Camping, Childhood Needs
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Beck, Irene – PTA Today, 1994
As adolescents work through issues like independence, identity, and intimacy, parents must establish their role and guide their children through difficult years. The article suggests that parents stay informed and connected, talk to their children, take a stand on issues, select battles carefully, be approachable, and enhance self-esteem. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Communication Skills, Nutrition
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Paxton, Susan J.; Eisenberg, Marla E.; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne – Developmental Psychology, 2006
This study investigated prospective risk factors for increases in body dissatisfaction in adolescent girls and boys in the Eating Among Teens Project. At the time of first assessment (Time 1), participants were a cohort of early adolescent girls (N = 440) and boys (N = 366) and a cohort of middle adolescent girls (N = 946) and boys (N = 764).…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Males, Longitudinal Studies
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Lopez, Vera – Youth & Society, 2019
This study examined gender-based teasing as a barrier to Latina girls' participation in school-based sports and physical activity. Focus groups with 78 Latina teens, ages 12 to 15, indicated that they often felt self-conscious and insecure about participating in school-based sports and physical activity because they did not like being the center…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Hispanic American Students, Females, Antisocial Behavior
Rosander, Gerald A. – American School Board Journal, 1987
Discussion of Juvenile Court Schools in San Diego County focuses on institutional schools that provide academic instruction in an incarceration setting and community schools that bridge institutional and public schools and provide education, vocational and career guidance, familiarization with community organizations, and increased self-esteem…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Community Schools, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation
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