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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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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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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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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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Snapp, Shannon D.; Hoenig, Jennifer M.; Fields, Amanda; Russell, Stephen T. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
Emerging evidence suggests that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience disparate treatment in schools that may result in criminal sanctions. In an effort to understand the pathways that push youth out of schools, we conducted focus groups with youth (n = 31) from Arizona, California, and Georgia, and…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Institutionalized Persons
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Serquina-Ramiro, Laurie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2005
This study explores perceptions about intimate relationships including perspectives of pressure and sexual coercion as experienced by unmarried Filipino adolescent males and females aged 15 to 19 years. The study design included an initial qualitative phase containing focus group discussions with adults and adolescents and key informant interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Adolescents, Sex Education
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Montgomery, Marilyn J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2005
Age and gender differences in patterns of behavior and experience, cognitive beliefs, affective involvement, and psychosocial functioning in romantic relationships were observed in 473 adolescents and emerging adults (ages 12-24). Older adolescents indicated more dating experiences, times in love, passion, identity, and intimacy. They also…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Intimacy, Gender Differences