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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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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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Olson, Cheryl K.; Kutner, Lawrence A.; Warner, Dorothy E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
Numerous policies have been proposed at the local, state, and national level to restrict youth access to violent video and computer games. Although studies are cited to support policies, there is no published research on how children perceive the uses and influence of violent interactive games. The authors conduct focus groups with 42 boys ages 12…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Video Games, Focus Groups, Males
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Ceballo, Rosario; McLoyd, Vonnie C.; Toyokawa, Teru – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
Interview data from a sample of 262 poor African American single mothers and their 7th-and 8th-grade children were used to investigate the relations between neighborhood conditions and adolescents' educational values and school effort. The model tested incorporates both subjective and objective assessments of neighborhood quality and controls for…
Descriptors: Mothers, Academic Ability, Early Adolescents, Gender Differences