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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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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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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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Kuvalanka, Katherine A.; Leslie, Leigh A.; Radina, Rachel – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
Little is known about how youth with LGB (lesbian, gay, and bisexual) parents experience various forms of sexual stigma (i.e., homophobia and heterosexism). Previous studies have focused primarily on frequency of teasing and harassment; therefore, much less is known about how indirect and institutional types of sexual stigma play out in the lives…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Parents
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Packard, Becky Wai-Ling; Babineau, Maureen E.; Machado, Haidee – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
This article examined the future plans constructed by Latina adolescent girls and their mothers within a lower income urban community. Seventeen high school juniors and their mothers were interviewed about the girls' pursuit of a trade during high school and anticipated postsecondary pathways in the nursing field. Thematic content analyses…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mothers, Low Income, Daughters
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Taylor, Nicole L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
Ethnographic research, including individual interviews, focus groups, and participant observation, was conducted to examine how adolescents defined and negotiated the boundaries between normal/acceptable weight and overweight through direct and indirect teasing. In particular, this article focuses on gender differences in weight-based teasing and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Females, Participant Observation, Focus Groups
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Moua, MyLou Y.; Lamborn, Susie D. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2010
Guided by an ecological framework, this study explored ethnic socialization practices from the perspective of Southeast Asian American adolescents. Defined as a multidimensional construct that is conceptually distinct from racial socialization, ethnic socialization involves parents' communication to children about their ethnic heritage. The…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Socialization, Hmong People, Adolescents
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Oransky, Matthew; Marecek, Jeanne – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
This study examines the peer relations and emotion practices of adolescent boys in light of their expectations and assumptions about masculinity. We carried out semistructured interviews with middle-class and upper-middle-class boys from an independent high school. The boys reported that they assiduously avoided displays of emotional or physical…
Descriptors: Pain, Peer Relationship, Males, Masculinity
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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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Seider, Scott – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
In this study, I compared the shifts in attitude of affluent high school seniors participating in a course on social justice issues to a control group of similar adolescents. In this course, participating adolescents learned about social justice issues such as homelessness, poverty, world hunger, and illegal immigration. An analysis of presurvey…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Control Groups, Equal Education, Homeless People