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Henderson, Ailsa; Pancer, S. Mark; Brown, Steven D. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
For high school community service programs to have a positive impact on subsequent civic engagement, students must volunteer in a sustained manner and must evaluate their volunteering experiences positively. Using a survey with 1,293 respondents and 100 semistructured interviews with past participants of the mandatory community service program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Citizen Participation, Volunteers
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Buote, Vanessa M.; Pancer, S. Mark; Pratt, Michael W.; Adams, Gerald; Birnie-Lefcovitch, Shelly; Polivy, Janet; Wintre, Maxine Gallander – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
In a study of new friendships and adjustment among 1st-year university students, students at six Canadian universities completed questionnaires that assessed the quality of new friendships and adjustment during their first academic year. In-depth, face-to-face interviews about students' new friendships were conducted with a subsample of these…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Friendship, Student Attitudes
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Pancer, S. Mark; Hunsberger, Bruce; Pratt, Michael W.; Alisat, Susan – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
This longitudinal study examined expectations about university and subsequent adjustment in the first year among 226 students. Results indicated that students with more complex expectations about university tended to adjust better to stressful circumstances than students with simpler expectations. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, College Bound Students, College Freshmen
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Tao, Sha; Dong, Qi; Pratt, Michael W.; Hunsberger, Bruce; Pancer, S. Mark – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2000
Explored how perceptions of social support changed during first semester of university, and how social support, coping strategies, and adjustment were interrelated among freshmen in China. Found that overall social support did not change significantly. Support from different sources (parents, peers, teachers, siblings) showed distinctive change…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, College Freshmen, Coping, Foreign Countries