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Carey, Roderick L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2022
As researchers and school stakeholders determine ways to best support Black and Latino adolescent boys from low-income communities in actualizing their postsecondary future ambitions, more attention is needed on the types of futures these boys imagine and how family members influence this process. Guided by "future orientations" and…
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, Low Income Groups, Hispanic American Students
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Capannola, Amanda L.; Johnson, Elizabeth I. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2022
The aim of this study was to explore family relationship experiences of first-generation college students (FGCS) as they transition to and persist through college. The sample includes eight undergraduate FGCS (aged 18-22). Seven participants identified as female, and one identified as Questioning. Participants' descriptions of their social class…
Descriptors: Family Role, First Generation College Students, Undergraduate Students, Parent Role
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Sánchez, Bernadette; Mroczkowski, Alison L.; Flores, Lisa Y.; de los Reyes, Wendy; Ruiz, Jesus; Rasgado-Flores, Hector – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2022
The aim of this study was to examine how mentors provide social capital to Latinx adolescents in science education. Participants were drawn from a long-term, comprehensive science support program at a medical university in the Midwest. Using a case study approach, various stakeholders participated in one-on-one, in-depth qualitative interviews: 11…
Descriptors: Mentors, Social Capital, Hispanic American Students, Adolescents
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Schenk, Loïs; Sentse, Miranda; Lenkens, Margriet; Nagelhout, Gera E.; Engbersen, Godfried; Severiens, Sabine – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
"Closeness" between mentor and mentee is previously defined as an important indicator of relationship quality in youth mentoring, but whether this is the case in instrumental mentoring for young adults remains unclear. This is an exploratory study examining how instrumental mentoring serves young adults in their instrumental needs and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Young Adults, Intimacy, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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Toraif, Noor; Augsberger, Astraea; Young, Adrienne; Murillo, Homar; Bautista, Rosaylin; Garcia, Scania; Sprague Martinez, Linda; Gergen Barnett, Katherine – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
This study is part of a larger Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) project engaging youth of color (YOC; aged 16-24 years) in a planning a multilevel health promotion campaign for a large safety net hospital. Analyses focus on youths' conceptualizations of antiracism, and their recommendations on how to facilitate an intentionally…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Student Attitudes, Action Research, Participatory Research
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Suzuki, Sara; Morris, Stacy L.; Johnson, Sara K. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
How researchers use statistical analyses shapes their research toward or away from an anti-racist agenda. In this article, we demonstrate how developmental scientists can use the QuantCrit framework to critically examine the process of conducting quantitative analyses. In particular, we focus on mixture modeling to clearly demonstrate how the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Critical Theory, Race, Minority Groups
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Kornbluh, Mariah; Rogers, Leoandra Onnie; Williams, Joanna Lee – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2021
The goal of this two-part special issue is to present and engage theories and methods for pursuing anti-racist developmental science and to provide a critical self-evaluation of the field of adolescent development. The first volume in this series encompasses empirical-focused manuscripts that engage in "doing" anti-racist scholarship…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Racial Bias, Adolescent Development, Participatory Research
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