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Gagnon, Michelle M.; Gelinas, Bethany L.; Friesen, Lindsay N. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Despite the high prevalence of mental health concerns in university populations, students are unlikely to seek formal help. The current study examined help-seeking behaviors among emerging adults in a university setting using a mental health literacy framework. Responses from 122 university undergraduates were examined. Students ranged in age from…
Descriptors: Incidence, Mental Disorders, Help Seeking, Student Behavior
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Henderson, Ailsa; Pancer, S. Mark; Brown, Steven D. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
For high school community service programs to have a positive impact on subsequent civic engagement, students must volunteer in a sustained manner and must evaluate their volunteering experiences positively. Using a survey with 1,293 respondents and 100 semistructured interviews with past participants of the mandatory community service program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Citizen Participation, Volunteers
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Wintre, Maxine Gallander; Morgan, Ashley S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
The present study is an empirical investigation of the experience of students transferring from one post-secondary institution to another. Positioned within several theories, most notably emerging adulthood theory, the findings imply that transferring schools represents a positive growth experience for the student who recognizes an inappropriate…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Transfer Students, Postsecondary Education, Student Experience
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Li, Jun – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
In order to understand the interplay of culture and mind in immigrant adolescent learning and psychological adjustment, this multiple-case qualitative study examined salient home and school experiences told by recent Chinese immigrant youth in semistructured interviews and narrative essays. Forging the future between two different worlds defined,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Psychological Patterns, Immigrants, Foreign Countries
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Wintre, Maxine G.; Knoll, G. M.; Pancer, S. M.; Pratt, M. W.; Polivy, J.; Birnie-Lefcovitch, S.; Adams, Gerald R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
Freshmen students at six Canadian universities completed questionnaires that assessed the quality of match between their individual needs and their university environment. The Student-University Match Questionnaire (SUM), a theoretically derived scale, was developed and demonstrated excellent psychometric properties (Cronbach's alpha = 0.87).…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Predictive Validity, Questionnaires
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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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Bassett, Raewyn; Beagan, Brenda L.; Ristovski-Slijepcevic, Svetlana; Chapman, Gwen E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
Encouraging a teenager to have a conversation in a semistructured research interview is fraught with difficulties. The authors discuss the methodological challenges encountered when interviewing adolescents of European Canadian, African Canadian, and Punjabi Canadian families who took part in the Family Food Decision-Making Study in two regions of…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Food, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Buote, Vanessa M.; Pancer, S. Mark; Pratt, Michael W.; Adams, Gerald; Birnie-Lefcovitch, Shelly; Polivy, Janet; Wintre, Maxine Gallander – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
In a study of new friendships and adjustment among 1st-year university students, students at six Canadian universities completed questionnaires that assessed the quality of new friendships and adjustment during their first academic year. In-depth, face-to-face interviews about students' new friendships were conducted with a subsample of these…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Friendship, Student Attitudes
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Sabiston, C. M.; Sedgwick, W. A.; Crocker, P. R. E.; Kowalski, K. C.; Mack, D. E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
This study explored adolescent females' experiences of social physique anxiety (SPA) and related coping strategies. A final sample of 31 adolescent females ages 13 to 18 years discussed dealing with SPA during individual semistructured interviews. Resultant themes pertaining to the transactional experiences of SPA were coded using content…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Adolescents, Coping
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Wintre, Maxine Gallander; Bowers, Colleen; Gordner, Nicole; Lange, Liora – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2006
Following up on the transition to university and university persistence, 119 (44 males; 75 females) students who had not graduated (within seven years) from a large, commuter Canadian university were interviewed. "Leavers" were not a homogenous group but could be divided into categories of departure: transferred to another university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Longitudinal Studies, Student Attrition
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Scharfe, Elaine – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2002
Assessed reliability, construct, and discriminant validity of Bartholemew's four-category model of attachment in a clinical sample of adolescents. Found that Family Attachment Interview codings of attachment representations were reliable, with possible limitations of categorical assignments. Attachment representations were not associated with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Foreign Countries
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McCarthy, Bill; Hagan, John – Journal of Adolescent Research, 1992
Documents living conditions of adolescents (n=390) who left home and were living in the streets of Toronto, Canada. Multiple regression analyses revealed that the most consistent predictions of hunger, criminal activity, and incarceration were the conditions of street life itself: lack of secure shelter and length of time on the street. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Welfare, Delinquency, Employment Patterns