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King, Pamela Ebstyne; Dowling, Elizabeth M.; Mueller, Ross A.; White, Krystal; Schultz, William; Osborn, Peter; Dickerson, Everett; Bobek, Deborah L.; Lerner, Richard M.; Benson, Peter L.; Scales, Peter C. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2005
This study assesses if correspondence existed between concepts scholars use to discuss positive youth development (PYD) and terms used by practitioners, parents, and youth to discuss exemplary PYD, or thriving. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of 173 interviews about the meaning of thriving found no significant commonality between the terms…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Adolescent Development, Late Adolescents, Competence