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Price, Chara D.; Simpkins, Sandra D.; Menjívar, Cecilia – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Families are theorized to influence adolescents' participation in skill-based after-school activities, but research has focused on the role of parents while neglecting the role of siblings. Siblings might be especially critical for Mexican-origin youth, the fastest growing youth population in the United States, due to a high value of family as…
Descriptors: Sibling Relationship, Siblings, Mexican Americans, Leisure Time
Deutsch, Nancy L.; Reitz-Krueger, Cristina L.; Henneberger, Angela K.; Futch Ehrlich, Valerie A.; Lawrence, Edith C. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Group mentoring is an increasingly popular intervention, but is still under-studied. This article reports findings from a qualitative study of the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP), a combined group and one-on-one mentoring program for early adolescent girls. Protégés (n = 113) were interviewed post-program about changes they made as a result of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mentors, Study Habits, Females
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Lin, Alex R.; Menjívar, Cecilia; Vest Ettekal, Andrea; Simpkins, Sandra D.; Gaskin, Erin R.; Pesch, Annelise – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Organized activities have been found to provide positive experiences for Latino adolescents to develop confidence and learn critical life skills; however, these programs are sometimes a context where youth encounter negative experiences related to ethnic/racial microaggressions (ERMs). This qualitative study explores the types of ERMs that…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Adolescents, Aggression, Racial Bias
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Way, Niobe; Hernandez, Maria G.; Rogers, Leoandra Onnie; Hughes, Diane L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Few studies examine how the macro context shapes ethnic or racial identity development during early adolescence. This analysis draws on interview data from 40 African American, Chinese American, Dominican American, and European American middle school students (6th through 8th grade) to explore how stereotypes inform adolescents' ethnic and racial…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Self Concept, Ethnicity, Stereotypes
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Blair, Bethany L.; Fletcher, Anne C. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Cellular telephones have become an increasingly prevalent feature of contemporary American life, with usage often beginning during early adolescence. With this in mind, twenty 7th graders and their mothers participated in separate qualitative interviews regarding early adolescents' use of cell phones as well as perceived risks and benefits of such…
Descriptors: Social Status, Mothers, Early Adolescents, Telecommunications
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Kutner, Lawrence A.; Olson, Cheryl K.; Warner, Dorothy E.; Hertzog, Sarah M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
Public policy efforts to restrict children's access to electronic games with violent or sexual content are often predicated on assumptions about parental concerns. As an initial step in determining whether those assumptions are accurate, the authors conduct focus groups of 21 adolescent boys and 21 of their parents or guardians to explore parents'…
Descriptors: Video Games, Public Policy, Parent Attitudes, Violence
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Olson, Cheryl K.; Kutner, Lawrence A.; Warner, Dorothy E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
Numerous policies have been proposed at the local, state, and national level to restrict youth access to violent video and computer games. Although studies are cited to support policies, there is no published research on how children perceive the uses and influence of violent interactive games. The authors conduct focus groups with 42 boys ages 12…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Video Games, Focus Groups, Males
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Marshall, Sheila K.; Young, Richard A.; Tilton-Weaver, Lauree C. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
This investigation describes the joint goal-directed series of actions, or joint friendship projects, of 19 mothers and their adolescents. Data were collected through videotaped conversations, video recall interviews, and self-report logs collected over an 8-month period. Qualitative analysis of the data revealed joint projects characterized by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers, School Safety
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Radmacher, Kimberley; Azmitia, Margarita – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2006
Two studies addressed age- and gender-related patterns in early adolescents' and emerging adults' conceptions of intimacy in friendships. Forty-one early adolescents and 96 emerging adults in Study 1 and 174 emerging adults in Study 2 described a time when they felt especially close to a friend. Narratives were coded for intimate behaviors and…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Gender Differences, Intimacy, Friendship
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Ozer, Emily J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2005
This longitudinal school-based study examined school connection and family support as protective factors for adolescent mental health in the context of exposure to violence. After controlling for seventh grade functioning, recent exposure to violence uniquely predicted worsening of functioning from seventh to eighth grade across multiple self- and…
Descriptors: Family Influence, Student School Relationship, High Risk Students, Mental Health
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Flanagan, Constance A.; Gallay, Leslie S.; Gill, Sukhdeep; Gallay, Erin; Nti, Naana – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2005
The open-ended responses of 701 7th to 12th graders to the question "What does democracy mean to you?" were analyzed. In logistic regressions, age, parental education, political discussions, and participation in extracurricular activities distinguished youth who could define democracy (53%) from those who could not. Case clustering revealed three…
Descriptors: Values, Political Attitudes, Social Responsibility, Democracy
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Jones, Diane Carlson; Vigfusdottir, Thorbjorg Helga; Lee, Yoonsun – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
This research evaluates the contributions of three dimensions of appearance culture (appearance magazine exposure, appearance conversations with friends, and peer appearance criticism) and body mass index (BMI) to internalization of appearance ideals and body image dissatisfaction. Four hundred thirty-three girls and 347 boys in Grades 7 through…
Descriptors: Criticism, Periodicals, Gender Differences, Body Composition
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Mounts, Nina S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
Relations between adolescents' reports of parental management of peer relationships (consulting, mediating, and autonomy granting in regard to peer relationships) and positive friendship quality, friendship conflict, delinquent activity, and drug use were examined in an ethnically diverse sample of 322 7th and 8th graders. Regression analyses…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Drug Use, Adolescents, Family Structure
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Ceballo, Rosario; McLoyd, Vonnie C.; Toyokawa, Teru – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
Interview data from a sample of 262 poor African American single mothers and their 7th-and 8th-grade children were used to investigate the relations between neighborhood conditions and adolescents' educational values and school effort. The model tested incorporates both subjective and objective assessments of neighborhood quality and controls for…
Descriptors: Mothers, Academic Ability, Early Adolescents, Gender Differences