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Xu, Huixuan; Yang, Min – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
This article draws on Marcia's model that defines four statuses of adolescents' identity formation to examine adolescent moral and civic identity formation. Interviews were conducted with 23 students at three Hong Kong senior secondary schools to address the following research question: How does community service help adolescents develop their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Services, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Glenn, Wendy; Ginsberg, Ricki; King-Watkins, Danielle – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
This phenomenological case study explores the persistence of high school readers labeled as struggling as they described their responses to recurring, consistent, externally originating challenges to positive reading identities growing from their experiences in a Young Adult Literature (YAL) course. Through application of Weinreich's identity…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Reading Difficulties, Case Studies, Phenomenology
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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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Lile, Joy; Richards, Leslie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
The process of conducting peer interviews has not been widely reported on as a participatory method. Youth gardens are known to support individual and community health and well-being. Producing for the Future utilized the principles of community-based participatory research within a gardening and microenterprise program for low-income youth. In…
Descriptors: Gardening, Interviews, Peer Groups, Well Being
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Kelada, Lauren; Hasking, Penelope; Melvin, Glenn; Whitlock, Janis; Baetens, Imke – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Phenomenological and cultural understandings of recovery from the perspective of individuals who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) are rare. The primary study objective was to understand similarities across three samples in (a) how young people define recovery from NSSI and (b) what they consider helpful approaches taken by parents and…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Self Destructive Behavior, Phenomenology, Cultural Awareness
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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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Gast, Melanie Jones; Okamoto, Dina G.; Feldman, Valerie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Past research suggests that community after-school programs (ASPs) are crucial sites for culturally relevant programming for minority and immigrant youth; yet, we know little about how ASPs address language in their programming. Using an ethnographic fieldwork approach, we examine the goals and practices of ASP workers serving immigrant youth with…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Immigrants, After School Programs
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Ngo, Bic – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
This article draws on ethnographic research of a youth theatre program within a Hmong arts organization to explore the ways in which a culturally responsive program nurtured critical consciousness among Hmong immigrant youth. Hmong youth "named" struggles with stereotypes and acculturation expectations, and constructed positive ethnic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Hmong People, Community Organizations, Stereotypes
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Brietzke, Maria; Perreira, Krista – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
Previous research has linked stress to adverse mental health outcomes among Latino adolescents living in the United States. The mechanism through which this process operates continues to be explored, especially in regions of the country where Latin American immigrants and their children have only recently begun to migrate. Our study aimed to…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Coping, Hispanic Americans, Mental Health
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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Eng, Sothy; Mulsow, Miriam; Kostina-Ritchey, Erin; Zvonkovic, Anisa – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017
In this article, we examine the roles of Coleman's social capital in university attendance among Cambodian young adults, utilizing grounded theory that includes in-depth interviews with 10 purposefully selected third-year university students. Results indicate that self-motivation, parental expectations, extended family assistance, mentors'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Role, Social Structure, Cultural Influences
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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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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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Snapp, Shannon D.; Hoenig, Jennifer M.; Fields, Amanda; Russell, Stephen T. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
Emerging evidence suggests that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience disparate treatment in schools that may result in criminal sanctions. In an effort to understand the pathways that push youth out of schools, we conducted focus groups with youth (n = 31) from Arizona, California, and Georgia, and…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Institutionalized Persons
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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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