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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
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Zhao, Jessie; Lau, May; Vermette, David; Liang, David; Flores, Glenn – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Asian American adolescents have been reported to have the lowest amount of communication with health care providers regarding sexual health topics (sexual activity, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy prevention). This study identified Asian American adolescents' attitudes/beliefs regarding how health care providers can…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Sexuality, Adolescents, Contraception
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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Gagnon, Michelle M.; Gelinas, Bethany L.; Friesen, Lindsay N. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Despite the high prevalence of mental health concerns in university populations, students are unlikely to seek formal help. The current study examined help-seeking behaviors among emerging adults in a university setting using a mental health literacy framework. Responses from 122 university undergraduates were examined. Students ranged in age from…
Descriptors: Incidence, Mental Disorders, Help Seeking, Student Behavior
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Eng, Sothy; Mulsow, Miriam; Kostina-Ritchey, Erin; Zvonkovic, Anisa – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
In this article, we examine the roles of Coleman's social capital in university attendance among Cambodian young adults, utilizing grounded theory that includes in-depth interviews with 10 purposefully selected third-year university students. Results indicate that self-motivation, parental expectations, extended family assistance, mentors'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Role, Social Structure, Cultural Influences
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Suizzo, Marie-Anne; Jackson, Karen Moran; Pahlke, Erin; McClain, Shannon; Marroquin, Yesenia; Blondeau, Lauren A.; Hong, KyongJoo – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
In this mixed-methods study, we used an explanatory sequential design to investigate the processes through which parental involvement influences adolescents' achievement motivation. One hundred twenty low-income urban parents and their sixth-grade adolescents completed questionnaires, and a subsample of 11 mothers and 11 adolescents were…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research, Socialization, Parent Participation
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Metzger, Aaron; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Oosterhoff, Benjamin; Babskie, Elizabeth; Wray-Lake, Laura – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
The development of civically engaged citizens is vital for democratic societies. Although several studies have explored children and adolescents' conceptualizations of civic engagement, less is known about youths' understanding of the individual skills and attributes best suited for civic action. The current study utilized a Q-sort methodology to…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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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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Alvarez Valdivia, Ibis M.; Schneider, Barry H.; Carrasco, Cecilia Villalobos – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the links between school adjustment, friendship, and identification with both the cultures of origin and with the host culture. Our overriding hypothesis was that integration in Berry's terms, that is, simultaneous identification with both the culture of origin and the majority Spanish/Catalan culture,…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Immigrants, Friendship, Predictor Variables
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Bulmer, Sandra M.; Barton, Barbara A.; Liefeld, Julie; Montauti, Sara; Santos, Stephanie; Richard, Melissa; Hnath, Laura; Pelletier, Kara; Lalanne, Jude – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a collaborative methodology that uniquely involves stakeholders in all stages of the research process. CBPR has been widely utilized in the field of public health, but not widely employed with college populations. This study utilized CBPR methods within a college community to gain insight into…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Community Involvement, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse
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Daniels, Elizabeth A.; Sherman, Aurora M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Using an experimental methodology, the present study investigated adolescents' attitudes toward media images of women in non-appearance-focused (CEO and military pilot) and appearance-focused occupations (model and actor). One hundred adolescent girls and 76 adolescent boys provided ratings of likability, competence, and similarity to self after…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Adolescents, Females, Employed Women
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Nelson, Annabelle; Cordova, David; Walters, Andrew S.; Szecsy, Elsie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Latino adolescents are disproportionately impacted by HIV, but researchers have documented few programs to prevent and reduce HIV risk. The Storytelling for Empowerment (SFE) "HIV StoryBook" was designed with an innovative ecodevelopment approach combining empowerment, family communication, and positive cultural identity. A mixed method…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention
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Jäggi, Lena; Kliewer, Wendy – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Revenge goals are correlated with maladjustment, and retaliation is a factor driving youth violence. However, revenge might be an important social tool adolescents use to achieve (self-)justice in environments where institutionalized interventions from authorities such as teachers or police are limited. This qualitative secondary analysis of 50…
Descriptors: Violence, Adolescents, Justice, Qualitative Research
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Bowers, Jill R.; Rosch, David M.; Collier, Daniel A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Leadership and developmental scholars have highlighted the need to enhance youth leadership skills. Yet, research that explains youths' perceptions of how and when role models influences their leadership growth processes is limited. To address these gaps and begin to develop an understanding of youths' perspectives, we employed a qualitative,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Youth Programs, Youth Leaders, Qualitative Research
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Nichols, Laura; Islas, Ángel – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Interview, survey, and academic transcript data with a diverse sample of first-generation college (FGC) and continuing generation college (CGC) premedical intended emerging adults are analyzed to study academic outcomes and any differences in the availability and use of social capital the first year of college. CGC students know many people with…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Premedical Students, Social Capital, Parent Background
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