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Spencer, Renée; Walsh, Jill; Liang, Belle; Mousseau, Angela M. Desilva; Lund, Terese J. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
This study sought to better understand the relationship between affluence and elevated risk for psychosocial distress among adolescent girls. In-depth qualitative interviews at two time points with three cohorts of girls (sixth-, eighth-, and 10th grade; T1 n = 57, T2 n = 58) from two independent girls schools Grades 6 to 12, along with their…
Descriptors: Females, Advantaged, Stress Variables, Peer Relationship
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Blake, Sarah; Boone, Melissa; Yenew Kassa, Alene; Sommer, Marni – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Educational interventions on menstruation and puberty have emerged as an important element of efforts to improve girls' knowledge and confidence related to puberty, menstruation, and menstrual hygiene management (MHM). We conducted a mixed-methods evaluation of the "Ethiopia Growth and Changes" puberty book, developed through research…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Females, Puberty, Intervention
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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
Deutsch, Nancy L.; Reitz-Krueger, Cristina L.; Henneberger, Angela K.; Futch Ehrlich, Valerie A.; Lawrence, Edith C. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Group mentoring is an increasingly popular intervention, but is still under-studied. This article reports findings from a qualitative study of the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP), a combined group and one-on-one mentoring program for early adolescent girls. Protégés (n = 113) were interviewed post-program about changes they made as a result of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mentors, Study Habits, Females
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Daniels, Elizabeth A.; Sherman, Aurora M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Using an experimental methodology, the present study investigated adolescents' attitudes toward media images of women in non-appearance-focused (CEO and military pilot) and appearance-focused occupations (model and actor). One hundred adolescent girls and 76 adolescent boys provided ratings of likability, competence, and similarity to self after…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Adolescents, Females, Employed Women
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McGill, Julianne; Adler-Baeder, Francesca; Sollie, Donna L.; Kerpelman, Jennifer L. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
While mentoring programs are prevalent, limited research focused on the mentors' experiences exist, particularly during critical periods of development. Using a qualitative, grounded theory approach, this study explores the elements of the mentoring experience for a cohort of late adolescent/emerging adult women in a long-term program. Outcomes…
Descriptors: Females, Mentors, Experience, Late Adolescents
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Harrist, Christopher J.; Witt, Peter A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine female players' motives for participation in competitive sports, how they felt involvement has aided in their development, and explore negative experiences that had served as detractors to enjoyment. Focus groups were conducted with 31 players who currently participate on a competitive youth basketball…
Descriptors: Competition, Team Sports, Parent Participation, Athletic Coaches
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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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Glasser, Howard M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Although middle school is a critical time in adolescents' development, little is known about how that development is affected by public single-sex classes even though recent federal policy decisions have led more schools to provide these offerings. This case study used ethnographic methods to explore ways teachers, students, and courses in one…
Descriptors: Females, Single Sex Classes, Ethnography, Males
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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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Johnstone, Melissa; Lee, Christina – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Previous findings from quantitative research have shown that the majority of young Australian women aged 18 to 23 years aspire to be married, with children, and in the paid workforce when they are 35 years of age. However, the Theory of Emerging Adulthood suggests that this period of the lifespan is characterized by a prolonged stage of…
Descriptors: Females, Statistical Analysis, Sex Role, Young Adults
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Trayes, Jan; Harre, Niki; Overall, Nickola C. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Stage Challenge is a performing arts competition for New Zealand secondary schools. This longitudinal study used observations, repeated questionnaires, informal conversations, and a graffiti board to follow the 5-month experience of a student-led girls' team aged 10 to 17 years (n = 103). The focus was on the quality of their experience and what…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Integrity, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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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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Levin, Dana S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
The Israeli army drafts both men and women, and most Israelis complete their military service during their emerging adulthood years. This study examined Israeli women's experiences as soldiers in the army. Twenty-three women (18 emerging adults, 5 young adults) were recruited using purposive sampling and interviewed about how they experienced…
Descriptors: Military Service, Sexual Harassment, Females, Military Personnel
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Davis, Katie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2010
Adolescent girls have emerged as the largest demographic of bloggers in the United States. In this study, the author interviewed 20 girls, aged 17 to 21, who had been blogging for 3 or more years. Consistent with previous studies involving youths' online activities, the girls discussed their use of blogging for self-expression and peer…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Females, Adolescents
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