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Perez-Brena, Norma J.; Sang, Samantha; Kuo, Sally I.-Chun; Rodríguez De Jesús, Sue A.; Updegraff, Kimberly A.; Umaña-Taylor, Adriana J.; McHale, Susan M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2019
Academic resilience reflects individuals' high levels of achievement and motivation despite the presence of stressful conditions that place them at risk for reduced performance. To understand what informs resilience, this study used narrative data from 274 Mexican-origin late adolescents/young adults (aged 19-25 years) to understand how a…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Late Adolescents, Young Adults
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Vaterlaus, J. Mitchell; Tulane, Sarah; Porter, Brandon D.; Beckert, Troy E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Contemporary adolescents rely heavily on technology and media to navigate romantic relationships. In this mixed-methods study, adolescents and young adults (N = 204) detailed their perceptions of how entertainment media and interactive technology influence adolescent romantic relationships. The majority of adolescents and young adults perceived…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Mass Media Effects, Computer Mediated Communication, Information Technology
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Bowers, Jill R.; Rosch, David M.; Collier, Daniel A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Leadership and developmental scholars have highlighted the need to enhance youth leadership skills. Yet, research that explains youths' perceptions of how and when role models influences their leadership growth processes is limited. To address these gaps and begin to develop an understanding of youths' perspectives, we employed a qualitative,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Youth Programs, Youth Leaders, Qualitative Research
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Vasilenko, Sara A.; Maas, Megan K.; Lefkowitz, Eva S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
Although sexual behavior is multidimensional, little research has focused on the experience of nonintercourse behaviors for adolescents and emerging adults. This article uses open-ended coded data from a longitudinal study of college students (N = 346; M age = 18.5, 52% female, 27% Hispanic/Latino [HL], 25% non-HL European American, 23% non-HL…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Experience, College Students, Late Adolescents
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King, Pamela Ebstyne; Clardy, Casey E.; Ramos, Jenel Sánchez – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
This qualitative study aimed to develop theory about psychological constructs relevant to spiritual development in diverse adolescents. Exemplar and Consensual Qualitative Research methods were used to explore 30 interviews of adolescents aged 12 to 21 years ("M" = 17.73 years) representing eight religions and six countries from around…
Descriptors: Religion, Adolescents, Spiritual Development, Qualitative Research
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Guan, Shu-Sha A.; Greenfield, Patricia M.; Orellana, Marjorie F. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
This mixed-method study assessed the nature of language brokering and the relationship between language brokering and prosocial capacities in a sample of 139 college students from ethnically diverse immigrant families. The prosocial capacities of interest were empathic concern and two forms of perspective-taking: general perspective-taking…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Perspective Taking, Translation, Second Language Learning
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MacNeela, Pádraig; Gannon, Niall – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
Volunteering among university students is an important expression of civic engagement, but the impact of this experience on the development of emerging adults requires further contextualization. Adopting interpretative phenomenological analysis as a qualitative research approach, we carried out semistructured interviews with 10 students of one…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, College Students, Volunteers, Citizen Participation
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Nelson, Larry J.; Duan, Xin xing; Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Luster, Stephanie S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Past work in China has revealed that approximately 60% of young people in China consider themselves to be adults. However, no work, prior to this study, has been done examining either the views of Chinese parents regarding their children's adult status or the criteria that Chinese parents use in determining whether or not their children have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Young Adults, Parents
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Moran, Seana; Bundick, Matthew J.; Malin, Heather; Reilly, Timothy S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Prior studies have found that youth reporting a general sense that "I have a purpose" also describe having social supports that enhance thriving. This study links "specific" social supports to "specific" purposes described by youth. We examined whether developmental level, social-structural supports of gender and…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Friendship, Social Support Groups, Youth
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Halpern-Meekin, Sarah – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Attitudes formed in adolescence create a foundation for family-formation decisions in adulthood. Drawing on qualitative interviews with fifty American adolescents, this article details five relationship-relevant factors that emerge in the teens' discussions of their relationship views. These are personal communication style, divorce acceptance,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Interviews, Adolescent Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Lippman, Julia R.; Greenwood, Dara N. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
The present study employs a mixed methods approach to understanding the psychological functions and contexts of music use. Seventy-six emerging adults selected a single piece of music that they considered personally significant and elaborated on the reasons for this significance in response to written prompts. A constant comparative analysis of…
Descriptors: Music, Psychology, Grounded Theory, Comparative Analysis
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Seider, Scott C.; Gillmor, Susan; Rabinowicz, Samantha – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
This study considered the impact of the SERVE Program at Ignatius University upon participating students' expected political involvement. The SERVE Program is a community service learning program sponsored jointly by Ignatius University's philosophy and theology departments. Through a mixed methods research design, the authors found that Ignatius…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Service Learning, Social Change, Private Financial Support
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Cox, Keith; McAdams, Dan P. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
The study examined the extent to which a service trip to Nicaragua affected college students' narrative understanding of themselves and their commitment to volunteer service. College students who went on a spring break service trip to work with poor citizens of Nicaragua wrote narrative accounts of three important experiences on the trip shortly…
Descriptors: College Students, Service Learning, Foreign Countries, Volunteers
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Anderson, Eric; McCormack, Mark; Lee, Harry – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
In this longitudinal ethnographic research, we report on 7 years of hazing rituals on two separate men's sports teams at one university in the United Kingdom. Using 38 in-depth interviews alongside naturalistic observations of the initiation rituals, we demonstrate that hazing activities have changed from being centered around homophobic same-sex…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Hazing, Ethnography, Drinking
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Syed, Moin – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
The purpose of the present study was to examine storytelling of ethnicity-related events among college-going, emerging adults. A total of 280 ethnically diverse participants recounted a memory about a time in which they told a previously reported, ethnicity-related story to others. Analysis centered on the function of the telling and on to whom…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Audiences, Personality, College Students
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