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Thomas, Elizabeth; Walton, Marsha; Baker-Olson, Anna; Blaber, Isabelle; Parker, Remi; Becton, Michele – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
The development of democratic citizenship and youth leadership requires an ability to collaborate with others in ways that are jointly empowering. In this study, we sought to understand how students at an urban liberal arts college in the United States framed their own and others' efficacy and responsibility in narrative accounts of situations…
Descriptors: College Students, Citizen Participation, Student Responsibility, Cooperation
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Aldana, Adriana; Richards-Schuster, Katie; Checkoway, Barry – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
This case study examined how the Michigan Youth Policy Fellows program--which aimed to create a space for a team of adolescents to engage in a collaborative photovoice project with peers from diverse backgrounds--empowered young people to critically analyze and interrupt racial segregation. The study describes how nine racially and…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Adolescents, Urban Areas, Suburbs
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White, Allison E.; Lincoln, Brenna; Liang, Belle; Sepulveda, Jonathan; Matyjaszczyk, Veronica; Kupersmith, Caroline; Hill, Nancy E.; Perella, John – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
This qualitative descriptive study analyzed the role that natural mentors had in cultivating a sense of purpose and meaning among 38 diverse male and female high school students. The "types" of mentoring support provided and the students' perceived "experiences" of receiving the support were considered in the analysis. Directed…
Descriptors: Mentors, High School Students, Student Development, Best Practices
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Henderson, Dawn X.; Irsheid, Sireen; Lee, Anna; Corneille, Maya A.; Jones, Jesha; McLeod, Kirstyn – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
This study aimed to identify factors that contributed to adaptive coping young people of color engage and rely on to navigate racial stressors in the public education system and to persist into college. The study included 20 undergraduate college students between 18 and 22 years who participated in retrospective interviews documenting critical…
Descriptors: Coping, Racial Bias, Stress Variables, Public Education
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Whiting, Erin Feinauer – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
This mixed-method research explores how students (ages 12-15) describe dispositional qualities for belonging and fitting in one junior high school. Inductive coding of open-ended responses about perceptions of belonging in school shows candor about the emotional performances and management of emotions for belonging at school. Recommendations for…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Peer Acceptance
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Orson, Carolyn N.; Larson, Reed W. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
Overwhelming challenges in youth program projects (e.g., arts, leadership, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics [STEM]) can create intense anxiety for adolescents that disrupts engagement in their work. This study examines how experienced program leaders respond to these episodes to help youth overcome anxiety. We conducted…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Student Projects, STEM Education, Adolescents
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Ceccolini, Christopher J.; Poteat, V. Paul; Calzo, Jerel P.; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Meyer, Kasey – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
Research among sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth has suggested associations between Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) involvement and better health. Emergent research has similarly demonstrated associations between family support and general well-being among SGM youth. However, the trait of bravery has received little attention in this…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, LGBTQ People, Well Being, Individual Characteristics
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Salomon, Ilyssa; Brown, Christia Spears – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
Sexual harassment is a common experience among middle and high school students across the United States. Being the target of and even witnessing sexual harassment is associated with a number of negative consequences for adolescents. This study sought to explore early adolescent boys' and girls' reasoning about (a) perpetrating sexual harassment…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Grade 7, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
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Ettekal, Andrea Vest; Simpkins, Sandra D.; Menjívar, Cecilia; Delgado, Melissa Y. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2020
Grounded in bioecological theories, this mixed-method article examines aspects of culturally responsive organized activities. Study 1 used path analysis to quantitatively test relations between ethnic cultural features of activities (ways of integrating ethnic culture) and concurrent experiences (N = 150 Latino adolescents). Findings were mixed,…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Correlation, Cultural Traits, Adolescents
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McGovern, Gina; Raffaelli, Marcela; Moreno Garcia, Crystal; Larson, Reed – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2020
To provide examples of culturally responsive practices used by leaders of a rural Latinx-serving youth program, this case study focused on a community youth program in a small, rural Midwestern town. Program leaders (one White man and one Latinx woman) were both middle-aged and had postsecondary degrees. Nine Latinx youth participants (four girls,…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Rural Areas, Cultural Relevance, Adolescents
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Alvis, Lauren M.; Metzger, Aaron – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2020
The current study examined sociodemographic characteristics and political discussion as correlates of adolescents' qualitative understanding of three civic behaviors. Participants were 743 adolescents (M[subscript age] = 15.87, range = 13-20; 55.6% female; 89.9% White) from a midsized city and a small rural town in an Appalachian state. Open-ended…
Descriptors: High School Students, Civics, Individual Differences, Activism
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Kennedy, Heather; Matyasic, Savahanna; Schofield Clark, Lynn; Engle, Corey; Anyon, Yolanda; Weber, Margo; Jimenez, Carlos; Osiemo Mwirigi, Mike; Nisle, Stephanie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2020
Political elections have been shown to influence youth civic development. The election of Donald Trump is historic and has elevated precarity for people of color and immigrants, yet we know little about how young people with these identities experienced this potentially catalytic event. Using ethnographic methods, we examined youth and adult…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Critical Theory, Early Adolescents, Elections
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Fong Gomez, Stephanie; Marshall, Cassondra; Jackson, Regina; Allen, Amani – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2020
Identity is the key psychological task of adolescence, with lifelong implications on health and behavior. A holistic understanding of content and process of identity development among male adolescents and emerging adults of color may lead to more effective interventions to improve health outcomes. Men aged 18 to 24 years were recruited from a…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Adolescents, Self Concept, Young Adults
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Maor, Dorit; Mitchem, Katherine – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2020
Hospitalized adolescents experience significant needs beyond medical treatment. They require emotional support for anxiety and stress, educational support for learning, and social support to reduce isolation. This qualitative study explored the use of mobile technologies to connect students to their schools, classmates, and families in an effort…
Descriptors: Hospitalized Children, Adolescents, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Faust, Loren; Kuperminc, Gabriel P. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2020
This qualitative study draws on concepts from Self-Determination Theory (SDT) within a positive youth development framework to postulate that participants in an after-school program will derive a sense of enjoyment and challenge in program activities when they perceive that the program supports their psychological needs for competence, autonomy,…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Learner Engagement, After School Programs, Self Determination
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