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Rodriguez, Liliana; Schwartz, Seth J.; Whitbourne, Susan Krauss – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2010
The present mixed-methods study investigated meanings and affective valences ascribed to "American identity" and the ways in which these meanings and valences relate to ethnic and personal identity. The data were collected from 2004 to 2006 and used a multiethnic sample of 287 college students residing in Miami, Florida. Subjective…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Cultural Influences, Self Concept, College Students
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Lerner, Richard M.; Overton, Willis F. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
The future of civil society in the world rests on the promotion of positive development and a commitment to positive and socially just community contributions by the young (Lerner, 2004). Adolescents represent, at any point in history, the generational cohort that must be prepared to assume the quality of leadership of self, family, community, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Probability, Youth, Role
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Kurtines, William M.; Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Berman, Steven L.; Lorente, Carolyn Cass; Briones, Ervin; Montgomery, Marilyn J.; Albrecht, Richard; Garcia, Arlen J.; Arrufat, Ondina – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
The Miami Youth Development Project (YDP) had its beginnings in the early 1990s as a grassroots response to the needs of troubled (multiproblem) young people in the community (Arnett, Kurtines, & Montgomery, 2008, this issue). YDP is an important outcome of efforts to create positive youth development interventions that draw on the strengths…
Descriptors: Youth Problems, Community Needs, Intervention, Young Adults
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Kurtines, William M.; Montgomery, Marilyn J.; Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Berman, Steven L.; Lorente, Carolyn Cass; Silverman, Wendy K. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
The efforts of the Miami Youth Development Project reported in this special issue illustrate how Developmental Intervention Science (DIS; a fusion of the developmental and intervention science) extended to include outreach research contributes to the development of community-supported positive youth development programs. In the process, the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Intervention, Youth Programs, Program Descriptions
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Horn, Kimberly; Dino, Geri; Kalsekar, Iftekhar; Mody, Reema – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2005
This review summarizes end-of-program quit rates from 6 controlled and 10 field-based Not on Tobacco (NOT) evaluations. Approximately 6,130 youth from 5 states and 489 schools participated. Intent-to-treat and compliant quit rates were calculated at 3 months postbaseline (end-of-program). Results from controlled evaluations revealed an aggregate…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Change, Smoking, Program Evaluation