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Guan, Shu-Sha A.; Greenfield, Patricia M.; Orellana, Marjorie F. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
This mixed-method study assessed the nature of language brokering and the relationship between language brokering and prosocial capacities in a sample of 139 college students from ethnically diverse immigrant families. The prosocial capacities of interest were empathic concern and two forms of perspective-taking: general perspective-taking…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Perspective Taking, Translation, Second Language Learning
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Kulis, Stephen; Wagaman, M. Alex; Tso, Crescentia; Brown, Eddie F. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
This study examined the indigenous identities of urban American Indian youth using measures related to three theoretical dimensions of Markstrom's identity model: identification (tribal and ethnic heritage), connection (reservation ties), and involvement in traditional cultural practices and spirituality. Data came from self-administered…
Descriptors: American Indians, American Indian Culture, Identification (Psychology), Ethnicity
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Gullan, Rebecca L.; Power, Thomas J.; Leff, Stephen S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Despite considerable fiscal and structural support for youth service programs, research has not demonstrated consistent outcomes across participants or programs, suggesting the need to identify critical program processes. The present study addresses this need through preliminary examination of the role of program empowerment in promoting positive…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Empowerment, African Americans, Role