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Spencer, Renée; Gowdy, Grace; Drew, Alison L.; Rhodes, Jean E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Youth-initiated mentoring (YIM), in which youth select adults from within their communities to serve as mentors in relationships that are formalized through mentoring programs, has the potential to redress problems faced by many mentoring programs that could adversely affect system-involved youth, such as volunteer attrition and premature match…
Descriptors: Mentors, Youth Programs, Decision Making, Adults
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Worker, Steven M.; Iaccopucci, Anne M.; Bird, Marianne; Horowitz, Marcel – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
A promising approach to support positive youth development is having adolescents serve as teachers for younger children. Through a qualitative interview study, we explored adolescents' development in their role serving as teachers for younger elementary-age children during out-of-school time; programs were managed by the University of California…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Cross Age Teaching, Tutoring, Youth Programs
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Griffith, Aisha N.; Hurd, Noelle M.; Hussain, Saida B. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Exposure to race-related stressors such as discrimination may take a toll on Black undergraduates attending predominantly White institutions (PWIs) who must contend with these stressors in addition to stressors common to the developmental space of emerging adulthood and the transition to college. The aim of this study was to explore Black…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Discrimination, Student Attitudes, Stress Variables
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Covarrubias, Rebecca; Valle, Ibette; Laiduc, Giselle; Azmitia, Margarita – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
First-generation (FG) college students often confront cultural mismatches between their interdependent backgrounds and university contexts that promote independent norms. Past work has documented this mismatch with various methodologies (e.g., self-report, lab experiments, longitudinal designs), but behavioral explorations have been minimal. Thus,…
Descriptors: Family Role, First Generation College Students, College Environment, Student Experience
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Perez-Brena, Norma J.; Sang, Samantha; Kuo, Sally I.-Chun; Rodríguez De Jesús, Sue A.; Updegraff, Kimberly A.; Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; McHale, Susan M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Academic resilience reflects individuals' high levels of achievement and motivation despite the presence of stressful conditions that place them at risk for reduced performance. To understand what informs resilience, this study used narrative data from 274 Mexican-origin late adolescents/young adults (aged 19-25 years) to understand how a…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Late Adolescents, Young Adults
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Camacho-Thompson, Daisy E.; Gonzales, Nancy A.; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Variability in parental academic involvement and socialization practices could explain academic disparities among adolescents. Academic socialization during adolescence is likely to vary based on students' educational histories and ability levels. Thus, adolescents were purposively selected, from a larger longitudinal study, to vary in their…
Descriptors: Socialization, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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Crabbe, Rowena; Pivnick, Lilla K.; Bates, Julia; Gordon, Rachel A.; Crosnoe, Robert – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
High school peer crowds are fundamental components of adolescent development with influences on short- and long-term life trajectories. This study provides the perspectives of contemporary college students regarding their recent high school social landscapes, contributing to current research and theory on the social contexts of high school. This…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Reflection, Prior Learning
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Flores, Dalmacio; Docherty, Sharron L.; Relf, Michael V.; McKinney, Ross E.; Barroso, Julie V. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Sex communication interventions facilitate positive sexual health outcomes with heterosexual adolescents. The same has yet to be established for male youth with same-sex attractions, behaviors, and identities. Our study describes the experiences of gay, bisexual, and queer (GBQ)-identifying adolescent males with parent-child sex communication. We…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, LGBTQ People, Males
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Johnson, Karen E.; Salas-Wright, Christopher P.; Córdova, David; Ugalde, Jenny; Todic, Jelena; Mendoza Lua, Frania – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
In this study, we explored Latinx adolescents' knowledge and perceptions of biobehavioral research and their willingness to participate in such studies. We conducted four focus groups in the summer of 2014 with Latinx adolescents in Texas between the ages of 12 and 17 years (n = 17; 53% male; M [subscript age] = 14.6 years [SD = 1.66]) who were…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, Knowledge Level, Adolescent Attitudes
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Fredricks, Jennifer A.; Parr, Alyssa K.; Amemiya, Jamie L.; Wang, Ming-Te; Brauer, Scott – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
This study uses a mixed-method sequential exploratory design to examine influences on urban adolescents' engagement and disengagement in school. First, we interviewed 22 middle and high school students who varied in their level of engagement and disengagement. Support from adults and peers, opportunities to make choices, and external incentives…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Youth, Learner Engagement, Middle School Students
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Jacobsen, Rebecca; Casalaspi, David – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Whereas much has been written about the role of resources and motivation for activating adolescents to become engaged citizens, less work considers the role that recruitment within schools might play in shaping youth civic engagement patterns. Drawing on interviews with over 100 high school students and over 40 school officials, our research…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Role
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Xu, Huixuan; Yang, Min – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
This article draws on Marcia's model that defines four statuses of adolescents' identity formation to examine adolescent moral and civic identity formation. Interviews were conducted with 23 students at three Hong Kong senior secondary schools to address the following research question: How does community service help adolescents develop their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Services, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Augsberger, Astraea; Collins, Mary Elizabeth; Gecker, Whitney; Dougher, Meaghan – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Youth engagement in municipal government has the potential to benefit both youth and the community. Yet, some forms of youth civic engagement may be related to social class and race resulting in benefits to select youth and communities, thus perpetuating a longer term trajectory of privilege or marginalization. Informed by theories of social…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Social Class, Race, Social Capital
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Laughland-Booÿ, Jacqueline; Skrbiš, Zlatko; Newcombe, Peter – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
In many industrialized countries, the transition into adulthood has become prolonged and complex. The consequence is that the process of identity formation within various life domains is often being delayed. This study applies a qualitative longitudinal research strategy to track the experiences of 28 young Australians as they undergo the process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Identification (Psychology), Experience, Interpersonal Relationship
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Noble-Carr, Debbie; Woodman, Elise – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Identity and meaning are fundamental to human experience and are particularly pertinent during adolescence and times of adversity. While identity development and meaning making can be different for vulnerable young people, who experience multiple adverse life events, there is currently little evidence of how these young people construct identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Identification (Psychology), Self Concept
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