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Spencer, Renée; Gowdy, Grace; Drew, Alison L.; Rhodes, Jean E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Youth-initiated mentoring (YIM), in which youth select adults from within their communities to serve as mentors in relationships that are formalized through mentoring programs, has the potential to redress problems faced by many mentoring programs that could adversely affect system-involved youth, such as volunteer attrition and premature match…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, Decision Making, Adults
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Worker, Steven M.; Iaccopucci, Anne M.; Bird, Marianne; Horowitz, Marcel – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
A promising approach to support positive youth development is having adolescents serve as teachers for younger children. Through a qualitative interview study, we explored adolescents' development in their role serving as teachers for younger elementary-age children during out-of-school time; programs were managed by the University of California…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Cross Age Teaching, Tutoring, Youth Programs
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Griffith, Aisha N.; Hurd, Noelle M.; Hussain, Saida B. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Exposure to race-related stressors such as discrimination may take a toll on Black undergraduates attending predominantly White institutions (PWIs) who must contend with these stressors in addition to stressors common to the developmental space of emerging adulthood and the transition to college. The aim of this study was to explore Black…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Discrimination, Student Attitudes, Stress Variables
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Jacobsen, Rebecca; Casalaspi, David – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Whereas much has been written about the role of resources and motivation for activating adolescents to become engaged citizens, less work considers the role that recruitment within schools might play in shaping youth civic engagement patterns. Drawing on interviews with over 100 high school students and over 40 school officials, our research…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Role
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Xu, Huixuan; Yang, Min – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
This article draws on Marcia's model that defines four statuses of adolescents' identity formation to examine adolescent moral and civic identity formation. Interviews were conducted with 23 students at three Hong Kong senior secondary schools to address the following research question: How does community service help adolescents develop their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Services, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Augsberger, Astraea; Collins, Mary Elizabeth; Gecker, Whitney; Dougher, Meaghan – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Youth engagement in municipal government has the potential to benefit both youth and the community. Yet, some forms of youth civic engagement may be related to social class and race resulting in benefits to select youth and communities, thus perpetuating a longer term trajectory of privilege or marginalization. Informed by theories of social…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Social Class, Race, Social Capital
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Laughland-Booÿ, Jacqueline; Skrbiš, Zlatko; Newcombe, Peter – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
In many industrialized countries, the transition into adulthood has become prolonged and complex. The consequence is that the process of identity formation within various life domains is often being delayed. This study applies a qualitative longitudinal research strategy to track the experiences of 28 young Australians as they undergo the process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Identification (Psychology), Experience, Interpersonal Relationship
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Noble-Carr, Debbie; Woodman, Elise – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Identity and meaning are fundamental to human experience and are particularly pertinent during adolescence and times of adversity. While identity development and meaning making can be different for vulnerable young people, who experience multiple adverse life events, there is currently little evidence of how these young people construct identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Identification (Psychology), Self Concept
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Vaterlaus, J. Mitchell; Tulane, Sarah; Porter, Brandon D.; Beckert, Troy E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Contemporary adolescents rely heavily on technology and media to navigate romantic relationships. In this mixed-methods study, adolescents and young adults (N = 204) detailed their perceptions of how entertainment media and interactive technology influence adolescent romantic relationships. The majority of adolescents and young adults perceived…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Mass Media Effects, Computer Mediated Communication, Information Technology
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Saldanha, Kennedy; D'Souza, Barnabe; Madangopal, Dakshayani – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
For street children in Mumbai, gambling is mostly a social and recreational activity. This study is based on data gathered from a survey of 70 youths aged 12 to 24, two focus groups, and participant observation. It offers glimpses into various facets of their gambling, including age patterns, games played, venues, and how group and street…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Addictive Behavior, Children, Recreational Activities
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Fu, Yao; Law, Yik Wa – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
In China, 61 million children are left behind in rural areas suffering from prolonged parent-child separation when their parents migrate for work. Meaning-focused coping is known to play a positive role in adaptation, particularly during persistent adversity, but little is known about how adolescents make meaning during prolonged parent-child…
Descriptors: Coping, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Migration
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Glenn, Wendy; Ginsberg, Ricki; King-Watkins, Danielle – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
This phenomenological case study explores the persistence of high school readers labeled as struggling as they described their responses to recurring, consistent, externally originating challenges to positive reading identities growing from their experiences in a Young Adult Literature (YAL) course. Through application of Weinreich's identity…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Reading Difficulties, Case Studies, Phenomenology
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Yu, Mark Vincent B.; Johnson, Haley E.; Deutsch, Nancy L.; Varga, Shannon M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Interpersonal relationships during adolescence can be powerful avenues for personal development. As school is a universal context for youth, positive teacher-student relationships (TSRs) are one potential source for such developmentally promotive relationships. Unfortunately, research has shown a decline in the quality of teacher-student…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Qualitative Research
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Olmstead, Spencer B.; Conrad, Kathryn A.; Anders, Kristin M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Our study was guided by a developmental lens (emerging adulthood) and the theory of symbolic interaction as we attended to the meanings and definitions that contextualize expectations for engaging in hookups while attending college. Using a directed approach to qualitative content analysis, we examined first semester college men's and women's (N =…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Sexuality, Intimacy, Dating (Social)
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Yang, Chia-chen – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Social networking sites, first embraced by youth, have become increasingly popular among older generations. With more parents joining the sites, young people today are likely to encounter their parents on these platforms. However, there is limited information about how youth respond to the changing landscape, especially during the transition to a…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Freshmen, Parent Child Relationship, Family Relationship
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