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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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Paasch-Anderson, Julie; Lamborn, Susie D. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
Ethnic socialization and racial socialization were examined as discrete concepts using a semistructured interview to assess message content for each form of socialization. We were interested in whether adolescents distinguished between these forms of socialization. Fifty-five African American 11th- and 12th-grade students were asked separate…
Descriptors: African Americans, Adolescents, Attitude Measures, High School Students
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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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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