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Hope, Elan C.; Skoog, Alexandra B.; Jagers, Robert J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
We examine how Black high school students, participants in a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) program, understand issues of racial discrimination and inequality in their schools. Through semi-structured individual interviews conducted early in the program, eight students (six boys and two girls) recount experiences of racial…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Action Research, Racial Discrimination
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Willoughby, Brian J.; Carroll, Jason S.; Marshall, William J.; Clark, Caitlin – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
Many universities have changed their policies regarding the nature of on-campus housing--shifting from gender-specific to coed dorms. This study examines the scope of that transition in the United States. From a sampling of 100 universities in the United States, including the nation's 50 largest universities, it was found that the vast majority of…
Descriptors: Campuses, Universities, College Housing, Educational Policy
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Perkins, Daniel F.; Hartless, Glen – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2002
Identified risk factors related to suicidal behavior in European American and African American adolescents. For males in both groups, risk factors for suicidal ideation and behavior were found at individual, family, and extrafamilial levels of social ecology. For females, the same factors occurred for suicidal attempts but not suicidal thoughts.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Blacks, Child Abuse
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Barber, Bonnie L.; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.; Stone, Margaret R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2001
Examined young adult participation in high school activities and identity group as predictors of later substance use, psychological adjustment, and educational and occupational outcomes. Found both participation and identity may consolidate specific skills, attitudes, values, and social networks that have a far-ranging impact on the transition to…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Developmental Stages, Employment Patterns