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Pettigrew, Jonathan; Miller-Day, Michelle; Krieger, Janice; Hecht, Michael L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Rural adolescents are at risk for early initiation and problematic substance use, but to date few studies have examined the rural context of substance use. To better understand substance offers in the rural context, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 118, 12- to 19-year-old adolescents (M = 13.68, SD = 1.37) from Appalachian, rural…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Prevention, Adolescents, Semi Structured Interviews
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Cluver, L.; Operario, D.; Lane, T.; Kganakga, M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
"I go to the hospital with my mother when she is sick. I can't go to school and leave her in so much pain. I won't concentrate." Millions of adolescents live with AIDS-affected parents or primary caregivers. Little is known about educational impacts of living in an AIDS-affected home, or of acting as a "young carer" in the…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Diseases, Adolescents, Educational Policy
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Trayes, Jan; Harre, Niki; Overall, Nickola C. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Stage Challenge is a performing arts competition for New Zealand secondary schools. This longitudinal study used observations, repeated questionnaires, informal conversations, and a graffiti board to follow the 5-month experience of a student-led girls' team aged 10 to 17 years (n = 103). The focus was on the quality of their experience and what…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Integrity, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Duerden, Mat D.; Taniguchi, Stacy; Widmer, Mark – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Identity research has focused primarily on outcomes associated with identity formation. Far less attention, however, has been given to understanding the facilitating contextual elements of this process. This qualitative study examined a context, a 2-week adventure recreation program for youth, quantitatively shown in previous research to have…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Recreational Activities, Recreational Programs, Adolescents
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Elkington, Katherine S.; Hackler, Dusty; McKinnon, Karen; Borges, Cristiane; Wright, Eric R.; Wainberg, Milton L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
This research explores the experiences of mental illness stigma in 24 youth (58.3% male, 13-24 years, 75% Latino) in psychiatric outpatient treatment. Using Link and Phelan's (2001) model of stigmatization, we conducted thematic analysis of the interview texts, examining experiences of stigma at individual and structural levels, in addition to the…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Psychology, Cultural Context, Social Networks
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Johnson, Laura R.; Kim, Eun Ha; Johnson-Pynn, Julie S.; Schulenberg, Stefan E.; Balagaye, Herieth; Lugumya, Douglas – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Positive intercultural attitudes and civic action are increasingly important for youth around the world given the economic, social justice, and environmental challenges they face. Among U.S. youth and emerging adults, ethnic identity and self-efficacy are related to positive intercultural attitudes and may prompt civic engagement. Youth's efficacy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Ethnicity, Self Efficacy, Citizen Participation
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Syed, Moin – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
The purpose of the present study was to examine storytelling of ethnicity-related events among college-going, emerging adults. A total of 280 ethnically diverse participants recounted a memory about a time in which they told a previously reported, ethnicity-related story to others. Analysis centered on the function of the telling and on to whom…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Audiences, Personality, College Students
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Houghton, Stephen John; Nathan, Elijah; Taylor, Myra – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Twenty-eight early adolescent boys and girls suspended from school for bullying provided accounts of the importance of reputation in their daily lives, specifically how they initiated, promoted, and then maintained their reputation through bullying. Overall, bullying was a deliberate choice perpetrated to attain a nonconforming reputation and was…
Descriptors: Bullying, Reputation, Early Adolescents, Gender Differences
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Sanchez, Zila M.; Opaleye, Emerita Satiro; Chaves, Tharcila V.; Noto, Ana R.; Nappo, Solange A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Researches have emphasized religiosity as a protective factor against drug use although the mechanism through which it occurs is still unknown. This article aims to explore religious beliefs that could prevent drug use among youth. Three sources of qualitative data were used: participant observation in 21 religious institutions, semistructured…
Descriptors: Protestants, Participant Observation, Narcotics, Focus Groups
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Eisenberg, Anna; Bauermeister, Jose A.; Pingel, Emily; Johns, Michelle Marie; Santana, Matthew Leslie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Conceptualizations of safer sex practices among young gay men (YGM) are frequently structured around communication between partners and the subsequent utilization or absence of condoms in a sexual encounter. Drawing on a sample of 34 in-depth interviews with YGM, ages 18 to 24, the authors explore the ways in which conceptualizations and…
Descriptors: Safety, Homosexuality, Males, Sex Education
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Scharf, Miri; Mayseless, Ofra – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
The authors examine the precursors of parenting buds (representations regarding parenting before actual parenting) by following 60 men from adolescence to emerging adulthood. Quality of relationships with parents, and attachment representations (state of mind with respect to attachment and attachment styles) assessed in adolescence, contribute to…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Attachment Behavior, Males, Young Adults
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Jones, Rachel K.; Biddlecom, Ann E.; Hebert, Luciana; Mellor, Ruth – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Based on semistructured interviews with a racially and ethnically diverse sample of 58 U.S. high school students, this study examines teens' exposure to contraceptive information from a range of sources and the extent to which they trust this information. Teens report exposure to contraceptive information from many individuals and places, most…
Descriptors: Contraception, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Interviews
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Layton, Emily; Dollahite, David C.; Hardy, Sam A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
This study explores adolescent religious commitment using qualitative data from a religiously diverse (Jewish, Christian, Muslim) sample of 80 adolescents. A new construct, "anchors of religious commitment," grounded in interview data, is proposed to describe what adolescents commit to as a part of their religious identity. Seven anchors of…
Descriptors: Jews, Religion, Adolescents, Muslims
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Joseph, Nancy; Hunter, Carla D. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
This study utilized qualitative inquiry to investigate the role of ethnic-racial socialization messages on ethnic and racial identity development among second-generation Haitians. Nine participants, ranging in age from 15 to 26, took part in individual semistructured qualitative interviews. The data were reviewed for emergent themes, as well as…
Descriptors: Socialization, Qualitative Research, Racial Identification, Haitians
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Koerner, Susan Silverberg; Korn, Marcella; Dennison, Renee Peltz; Witthoft, Sara – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
The present research examined adolescents' views of their future with respect to money and financial well-being via an open-ended question and inductive content analysis. The participants were adolescents (N = 255) whose parents were divorced between 5 and 24 months at the time of data collection. The most common worries pertained to (a) being…
Descriptors: Divorce, College Students, Family Income, Quality of Life
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