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Price, Chara D.; Simpkins, Sandra D.; Menjívar, Cecilia – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Families are theorized to influence adolescents' participation in skill-based after-school activities, but research has focused on the role of parents while neglecting the role of siblings. Siblings might be especially critical for Mexican-origin youth, the fastest growing youth population in the United States, due to a high value of family as…
Descriptors: Sibling Relationship, Siblings, Mexican Americans, Leisure Time
Deutsch, Nancy L.; Reitz-Krueger, Cristina L.; Henneberger, Angela K.; Futch Ehrlich, Valerie A.; Lawrence, Edith C. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Group mentoring is an increasingly popular intervention, but is still under-studied. This article reports findings from a qualitative study of the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP), a combined group and one-on-one mentoring program for early adolescent girls. Protégés (n = 113) were interviewed post-program about changes they made as a result of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mentors, Study Habits, Females
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Lin, Alex R.; Menjívar, Cecilia; Vest Ettekal, Andrea; Simpkins, Sandra D.; Gaskin, Erin R.; Pesch, Annelise – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Organized activities have been found to provide positive experiences for Latino adolescents to develop confidence and learn critical life skills; however, these programs are sometimes a context where youth encounter negative experiences related to ethnic/racial microaggressions (ERMs). This qualitative study explores the types of ERMs that…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Adolescents, Aggression, Racial Bias
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Way, Niobe; Hernandez, Maria G.; Rogers, Leoandra Onnie; Hughes, Diane L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Few studies examine how the macro context shapes ethnic or racial identity development during early adolescence. This analysis draws on interview data from 40 African American, Chinese American, Dominican American, and European American middle school students (6th through 8th grade) to explore how stereotypes inform adolescents' ethnic and racial…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Self Concept, Ethnicity, Stereotypes
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Ozer, Emily J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2005
This longitudinal school-based study examined school connection and family support as protective factors for adolescent mental health in the context of exposure to violence. After controlling for seventh grade functioning, recent exposure to violence uniquely predicted worsening of functioning from seventh to eighth grade across multiple self- and…
Descriptors: Family Influence, Student School Relationship, High Risk Students, Mental Health