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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