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Piña-Watson, Brandy; López, Belem; Ojeda, Lizette; Rodriguez, Kimberly M. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2015
This study examined the role of cognitive (i.e., grit, hope, and academic skepticism) and cultural variables (i.e., generational status, familismo, ethnic identity, and bicultural stress) on academic motivation among 181 Mexican American adolescents. Results indicated that hope, grit, and familismo positively predicted academic motivation.…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Adolescents, Cognitive Processes, Cultural Influences
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Vera, Elizabeth M.; Moallem, B. Isabel; Vacek, Kimberly R.; Blackmon, Sha'kema; Coyle, Laura D.; Gomez, Kenia L.; Lamp, Kristen; Langrehr, Kimberly J.; Luginbuhl, Paula; Mull, Megan K.; Telander, Kyle J.; Steele, J. Corey – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2012
Gender differences in predicting subjective well-being (SWB) were examined in 168 urban adolescents. School satisfaction predicted life satisfaction for boys; for girls, family satisfaction predicted life satisfaction and neighborhood satisfaction predicted negative affect. Self-esteem predicted positive affect for both genders, but friends…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Life Satisfaction, Adolescents, Gender Differences
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Sohtorik, Yasemin; McWilliams, Nancy – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Twelve Turkish immigrants were interviewed in a hypothesis-generating, qualitative investigation of their immigration experiences and mental health needs. Findings suggest high levels of psychological distress associated with homesickness, lack of English proficiency, problematic immigration status, difficulty adjusting to a new culture, and…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Financial Problems, Mental Health, Adolescents
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Henfield, Malik S. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
On the basis of qualitative case study analysis, this study offers in-depth understanding of Black male middle school students' perceptions of racial microaggressions. It was found that Black male adolescents, depending on their backgrounds, are aware of different types of microaggressions. Implications for school counselors, teachers, and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adolescents, School Counselors, Males
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Vacek, Kimberly R.; Coyle, Laura D.; Vera, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
This study examined hope, optimism, self-esteem, social support, stress, and indices of subjective well-being (SWB) in 137 low-income, urban, ethnic minority adolescents. Hope, optimism, and self-esteem were significant predictors of SWB indices, but stress predicted only 1 SWB index: negative affect. No moderators of stress and negative affect…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Low Income Groups
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Tapia, Hugo A.; Kinnier, Richard T.; MacKinnon, David P. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2009
This exploratory study compares the differences between 43 Mexican American gang members and 43 Mexican American adolescents who are not members of a gang on several demographic, educational, familial, cultural, and psychological variables. Differences were analyzed using "t" tests and chi-square analyses. discussion focuses on implications for…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Youth, Comparative Analysis, Juvenile Gangs
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Ongen, Demet Erol – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2009
The author investigated the contribution of perfectionism to life satisfaction among Turkish adolescents. The analyses revealed that high standards and orderliness/organization were positive predictors of life satisfaction, whereas the discrepancy between one's standards and one's actual performance was a negative predictor of life satisfaction.…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Personality Traits
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Omizo, Michael M.; Kim, Bryan S. K.; Abel, Nicholas R. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2008
The authors examined the extent to which Asian American adolescents who were living in Hawaii adhered to Asian and European American cultural values in relation to mental health variables including collective self-esteem (membership, private, public, importance to identity), cognitive flexibility, general self-efficacy, and attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Self Efficacy, Adolescents, Values
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Parker, Woodrow M.; Lord, S. Linz – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1993
Surveyed recognized leaders (n=321) of African-American communities to aid in identification of pertinent characteristics common to successful and positive role models for young African-American men. Results indicated three principal components that best described respondents' patterns of response: Social Profile, Role Values, and Motivations.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Community Leaders, Males
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Dunn, Cynthia Walls; Veltman, Gayle C. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1989
Evaluated effectiveness of summer project for minority youth (N=22) designed to positively affect participants' career maturity, particularly related to perception of opportunity and career planning knowledge. Project participants included university faculty and counselors, local industry members, city government, a public service organization,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High School Students, High Schools, Minority Groups
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George, Valerie D. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1986
Explored the extent to which talented Black and White adolescent women express motivation to avoid success and the effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on the expression of negative imagery. Results indicate no difference in motivation by race, however, there was a significant difference in the responses of participants as a function of the cues…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Fear of Success, Females, Gifted
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Thomas, Veronica G. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1986
The purpose of this investigation was to examine ideal and real career aspirations, parental support of career goals, and work values among a sample of young Black women. The responses of the 8th through 12th grade students demonstrated that working is viewed as a very salient part of their lives, and that their mothers act as key influences.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Attitudes, Black Students, Career Planning
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Boveja, Marsha E. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1998
Examines the relationship between perceived parenting styles and urban adolescents' learning and studying strategies. Results revealed that those adolescents who perceived their parents as being authoritative tended to engage in more effective learning and study strategies. Discusses implications for counselors and teachers using this information…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Asian Americans, Blacks, Counselors
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Baca, Louise M.; Koss-Chioino, Joan D. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1997
Discusses a group counseling model for Mexican-American adolescents with behavior problems. An integrated model is proposed, with the model assumptions articulated and specific therapeutic goals addressed in a culturally responsive manner. Foci of the model are ethnic identity, affective expression, and life choices. Preliminary findings are…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Influences
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Sandhu, Daya S.; And Others – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 1993
Examined effects of neurolinguistic mirroring versus nonmirroring of selected nonverbal behaviors on empathy, trustworthiness, and positive interaction in cross-cultural setting among 60 Choctaw adolescents and Caucasian female counselors. Results indicated significant mirroring effects on the empathy scale of the Barrett-Lennard Relationship…
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indians, Counselor Characteristics, Counselors
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