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Hope, Elan C.; Skoog, Alexandra B.; Jagers, Robert J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
We examine how Black high school students, participants in a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) program, understand issues of racial discrimination and inequality in their schools. Through semi-structured individual interviews conducted early in the program, eight students (six boys and two girls) recount experiences of racial…
Descriptors: African American Students, High School Students, Action Research, Racial Discrimination
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Demant, Jakob; Ravn, Signe – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
This article discusses how Danish parents and their children communicate trust. Based on Niklas Luhmann's sociological theory, the article explores new aspects of communication about alcohol-related rules. The analysis shows how the parents emphasize the importance of communicating trust, while the adolescents, on the other hand, observe the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trust (Psychology), Parent Child Relationship, Drinking
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Yeager, David Scott; Bundick, Matthew J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
What type of work goals provide adolescents with the sense that schoolwork is important and that their lives are meaningful? This mixed-methods study of a diverse sample of 6th-, 9th-, and 12th-grade adolescents (N = 148) investigated the relationship between work goals, purpose, and meaning using a semistructured interview and a survey. Interview…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Adolescents, Hermeneutics
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Faircloth, Beverly S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
This qualitative study investigated the relationship between adolescents' sense of school belonging and opportunities to integrate aspects of their identity with their 9th-grade English assignments. The study provided evidence of a positive relationship between these two experiences for an ethnically diverse group of students. Moreover, issues of…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Adolescents, Grade 9, English Instruction
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Manago, Adriana M.; Brown, Christia Spears; Leaper, Campbell – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
This study explores developing conceptions of feminism among Latina adolescents, their prevalence of feminist endorsement, and whether home environment and well-being are related to feminist identity. One hundred and forty Latina girls (Grades 9 to 12, M age = 15) wrote personal narratives of their understanding of feminism and whether they…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Self Concept, Parent Education
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Tuval-Mashiach, Rivka; Walsh, Sophie; Harel, Shirley; Shulman, Shmuel – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
Findings of this study, conducted on 142 adolescents (67 ninth graders and 75 eleventh graders), show that romantic experiences among adolescents are manifested in different forms: romantic fantasies, cross-gender friendships, and sustained interactions with a romantic partner. These three forms of experience are manifested differently across age…
Descriptors: Friendship, Adolescents, Grade 9, Grade 11
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Holloway, Susan D.; Mirny, Anna I.; Bempechat, Janine; Li, Jin – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
In the Russian Federation, a growing emphasis on individualism and a profusion of educational options create challenges and opportunities for adolescents making the transition to secondary school. To investigate Russian students' perspectives during this important developmental period, we conducted two open-ended interviews with 32 ninth graders…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Family Life, Parent Participation, Adolescents
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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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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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Little, Stephanie A.; Garber, Judy – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
From a prospective study of the development of psychopathology, 129 adolescents were identified who transitioned to a new school in ninth grade. The current study examined the contributions of sex, interpersonal and achievement orientations, peer and academic stressors, and their interactions to the prediction of depressive and aggressive symptoms…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Psychopathology, Gender Differences, Depression (Psychology)
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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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Zaff, Jonathan F.; Moore, Kristin A.; Papillo, Angela Romano; Williams, Stephanie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
The present study was conducted to determine if participation in extracurricular activities predicts multiple positive outcomes such as attending college, voting in national and regional elections, and volunteering for community and religious organizations. From analyses of the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, a nationally…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Elections, Academic Achievement, Religious Organizations
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Rubinstein, Mark L.; Halpern-Felsher, Bonnie L.; Thompson, Pamela J.; Millstein, Susan G. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2003
Many studies concerning cigarette smoking and smoking-related outcomes among adolescents use categories such as "casual" or "regular" smoker to define different types of smokers. It is not clear whether adolescents themselves differentiate between different types of smokers. The present study sought to examine whether and how adolescents…
Descriptors: Smoking, Risk, Adolescents, Grade 9