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Crabbe, Rowena; Pivnick, Lilla K.; Bates, Julia; Gordon, Rachel A.; Crosnoe, Robert – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
High school peer crowds are fundamental components of adolescent development with influences on short- and long-term life trajectories. This study provides the perspectives of contemporary college students regarding their recent high school social landscapes, contributing to current research and theory on the social contexts of high school. This…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Reflection, Prior Learning
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Yu, Mark Vincent B.; Johnson, Haley E.; Deutsch, Nancy L.; Varga, Shannon M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Interpersonal relationships during adolescence can be powerful avenues for personal development. As school is a universal context for youth, positive teacher-student relationships (TSRs) are one potential source for such developmentally promotive relationships. Unfortunately, research has shown a decline in the quality of teacher-student…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Qualitative Research
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Langenkamp, Amy G.; Shifrer, Dara – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
In an era of heightened educational expectations, it can be difficult to discern why would-be first-generation college-going adolescents are less likely to enroll in college than non-first generation adolescents. This article draws from cultural sociology to interpret differences in the way that adolescents socially construct the transition into…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Class, Focus Groups, Academic Aspiration
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Winter, Clare Rebecca; McKenzie, Karen – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
There has been limited research into how teachers view and respond to relational aggression in girls. The existing research is largely quantitative and questionnaire based and has indicated that gender stereotypes may influence teachers' perceptions of female aggression. The present study adopted a qualitative approach, using semi-structured…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Females, Aggression, Sex Stereotypes
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Suizzo, Marie-Anne; Jackson, Karen Moran; Pahlke, Erin; McClain, Shannon; Marroquin, Yesenia; Blondeau, Lauren A.; Hong, KyongJoo – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
In this mixed-methods study, we used an explanatory sequential design to investigate the processes through which parental involvement influences adolescents' achievement motivation. One hundred twenty low-income urban parents and their sixth-grade adolescents completed questionnaires, and a subsample of 11 mothers and 11 adolescents were…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research, Socialization, Parent Participation
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Nelson, Annabelle; Cordova, David; Walters, Andrew S.; Szecsy, Elsie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Latino adolescents are disproportionately impacted by HIV, but researchers have documented few programs to prevent and reduce HIV risk. The Storytelling for Empowerment (SFE) "HIV StoryBook" was designed with an innovative ecodevelopment approach combining empowerment, family communication, and positive cultural identity. A mixed method…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention
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Nichols, Laura; Islas, Ángel – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Interview, survey, and academic transcript data with a diverse sample of first-generation college (FGC) and continuing generation college (CGC) premedical intended emerging adults are analyzed to study academic outcomes and any differences in the availability and use of social capital the first year of college. CGC students know many people with…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Premedical Students, Social Capital, Parent Background
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Tummala-Narra, Pratyusha; Sathasivam-Rueckert, Nina – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Immigrant-origin adolescents in the United States face a number of stressors across different social contexts (e.g., home, school), and yet, distress related to these stressors often goes unnoticed and access to resources is limited. This study examined how racial minority immigrant-origin adolescents in an urban setting construct and negotiate…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Acculturation, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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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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Negru, Oana; Haragâs, Cosmina; Mustea, Anca – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
This qualitative study explores the dynamics of religious cognitions, behaviors, and emotions in emerging adult discourse in a sample of Romanian youth of heterogeneous socioeconomic, denominational (Orthodox Christian, Roman Catholic, Neo-protestant), and educational background. Also, from a parent-child dyad perspective, we investigate the role…
Descriptors: Socialization, Religion, Schemata (Cognition), Parent Child Relationship
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Ayres, Melanie M.; Leaper, Campbell – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
The research examined (a) girls' responses to personal experiences of gender and/or ethnic/racial discrimination, (b) social support from parents and friends following the discrimination, and (c) the relationship between girls' reported coping strategies to the discrimination and their self-esteem. Participants were 74 adolescent girls…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Gender Bias, Racial Bias
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Seider, Scott – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
In this study, the author conducted in-depth interviews with college students from affluent suburban communities who perform 10 to 20 hours of community service each week. Three fourths of these students attribute their commitment to community service in large part to a single academic experience that influenced their respective worldviews and…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Suburbs, Student Attitudes
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Schaefer-McDaniel, Nicole – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2007
Neighborhood research, the body of work examining how the built environment affects residents, has been actively pursued across the social sciences in the past decade. Within this work, researchers focus mainly on adult residents and rely on crude census reports to measure the neighborhood space. As there are many problems associated with census…
Descriptors: Researchers, Physical Environment, Neighborhoods, Early Adolescents