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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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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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Vaterlaus, J. Mitchell; Tulane, Sarah; Porter, Brandon D.; Beckert, Troy E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Contemporary adolescents rely heavily on technology and media to navigate romantic relationships. In this mixed-methods study, adolescents and young adults (N = 204) detailed their perceptions of how entertainment media and interactive technology influence adolescent romantic relationships. The majority of adolescents and young adults perceived…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Mass Media Effects, Computer Mediated Communication, Information Technology
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Glenn, Wendy; Ginsberg, Ricki; King-Watkins, Danielle – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
This phenomenological case study explores the persistence of high school readers labeled as struggling as they described their responses to recurring, consistent, externally originating challenges to positive reading identities growing from their experiences in a Young Adult Literature (YAL) course. Through application of Weinreich's identity…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Reading Difficulties, Case Studies, Phenomenology
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Gutowski, Ellen; White, Allison E.; Liang, Belle; Diamonti, Alfred-John; Berado, Danielle – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
The present study explored the influence of psychological stress on the development of purpose among youth of color living in urban, low-income communities. A qualitative approach based on grounded theory was used to understand how stress-related experiences influence the development of youth purpose in participants' own words. Findings revealed…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Social Support Groups, Minority Groups, Urban Youth
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Gutiérrez, Vanessa; Larson, Reed W.; Raffaelli, Marcela; Fernandez, Mariela; Guzman, Sandy – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Incidents in which program leaders confront issues of culture and race occur regularly in many youth programs. These incidents are important because they reflect powerful dimensions of youth's lived experience and bring issues of injustice and program inclusiveness to the fore. This study examined these culture-related incidents and how leaders…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Cultural Differences, Racial Differences, Qualitative Research
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Brietzke, Maria; Perreira, Krista – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Previous research has linked stress to adverse mental health outcomes among Latino adolescents living in the United States. The mechanism through which this process operates continues to be explored, especially in regions of the country where Latin American immigrants and their children have only recently begun to migrate. Our study aimed to…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Coping, Hispanic Americans, Mental Health
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Metzger, Aaron; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Oosterhoff, Benjamin; Babskie, Elizabeth; Wray-Lake, Laura – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
The development of civically engaged citizens is vital for democratic societies. Although several studies have explored children and adolescents' conceptualizations of civic engagement, less is known about youths' understanding of the individual skills and attributes best suited for civic action. The current study utilized a Q-sort methodology to…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Alvarez Valdivia, Ibis M.; Schneider, Barry H.; Carrasco, Cecilia Villalobos – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the links between school adjustment, friendship, and identification with both the cultures of origin and with the host culture. Our overriding hypothesis was that integration in Berry's terms, that is, simultaneous identification with both the culture of origin and the majority Spanish/Catalan culture,…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Immigrants, Friendship, Predictor Variables
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Daniels, Elizabeth A.; Sherman, Aurora M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Using an experimental methodology, the present study investigated adolescents' attitudes toward media images of women in non-appearance-focused (CEO and military pilot) and appearance-focused occupations (model and actor). One hundred adolescent girls and 76 adolescent boys provided ratings of likability, competence, and similarity to self after…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Adolescents, Females, Employed Women
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Dahl, Patricia – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Although truancy has been studied extensively, less attention has been given to the actual voices of the truants themselves. The current study helps fill that gap by examining recollections from a sample of 34 emerging adults (ages 18-25) who experienced various levels of high school truancy across different geographical settings. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Truancy, Student Attitudes, Young Adults, High School Students
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Tummala-Narra, Pratyusha; Sathasivam-Rueckert, Nina – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Immigrant-origin adolescents in the United States face a number of stressors across different social contexts (e.g., home, school), and yet, distress related to these stressors often goes unnoticed and access to resources is limited. This study examined how racial minority immigrant-origin adolescents in an urban setting construct and negotiate…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Acculturation, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Rogers, Leoandra Onnie; Way, Niobe – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Adolescents form their identities by both accommodating (endorsing) and resisting (challenging) cultural stereotypes. Most research on Black males focuses on how they accommodate to negative stereotypes (e.g., delinquency, aggression), but a growing literature emphasizes how youth resist stereotypes. Semi-structured interviews were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Stereotypes, Race, Sex Stereotypes
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