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Harris, LaNita W.; Cheney, Marshall K. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
A systematic literature review was conducted to assess the utility of Positive Youth Development (PYD) concepts in promoting positive sexual health behaviors in young minority adolescents (n = 12 studies). Interventions reported significant associations between PYD-focused interventions and ever having sex, sexual partners in the last 30 days,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Risk, Health Behavior, Socioeconomic Status
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Pinto, Kristina – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
This article presents findings from a study of the role of prior childhood adversity in the pubertal narratives of 16 African-American and White girls, defining "adversity" as the experience of stressful circumstances (e.g., abandonment, abuse) or psychological states (e.g., depression) that influence the experience of later life events,…
Descriptors: Coping, Puberty, African Americans, Whites
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Richard, Jacques F.; Schneider, Barry H. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2005
The authors describe the development and initial psychometric properties of the Friendship Motivation Scale for Children, a new scale designed to assess four dimensions of self-determination (i.e., intrinsic motivation, identified regulation, external regulation, and amotivation) in preadolescents and early adolescents' desire for friendships. The…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Motivation
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L'Engle, Kelly Ladin; Pardun, Carol J.; Brown, Jane D. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2004
This article describes a protocol that was effective in collecting media-use pattern and sensitive health data from young adolescents. Students from three public school districts in the southeastern United States were recruited to participate in a study of the impact of the media on adolescents' sexual health. Using a 34-page mailed survey,…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 7, Early Adolescents, Sexuality
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Blake, Susan M.; Amaro, Hortensia; Schwartz, Pamela M.; Flinchbaugh, Laura J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2001
Reviews evidence of the effectiveness of traditional alcohol, tobacco, and drug use prevention approaches with girls and with boys, as well as available evidence from gender-specific or gender-informed interventions focused specifically on girls. Recommends needed research and prevention strategies that take gender into account. (Author/DLH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Drinking
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Amaro, Hortensia; Blake, Susan M.; Schwartz, Pamela M.; Flinchbaugh, Laura J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2001
Integrates evidence on gender relevance for substance use prevention research and reviews trends in tobacco, alcohol and drug use, gender differences in risk factors, and relevant theoretical models of substance use prevention among adolescent girls. Recommends further research and prevention strategies focusing on gender, race, and ethnicity.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Wentzel, Kathryn R. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 1994
Reviews literature on links between parenting and children's cognitive competence, proposing that social and emotional adjustment might play a critical role in mediating the relationship between these variables. Describes a program of research on family functioning, emotional distress, self-restraint, and academic performance. Explores future…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Child Rearing