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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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Saldanha, Kennedy; D'Souza, Barnabe; Madangopal, Dakshayani – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
For street children in Mumbai, gambling is mostly a social and recreational activity. This study is based on data gathered from a survey of 70 youths aged 12 to 24, two focus groups, and participant observation. It offers glimpses into various facets of their gambling, including age patterns, games played, venues, and how group and street…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Addictive Behavior, Children, Recreational Activities
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Fu, Yao; Law, Yik Wa – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
In China, 61 million children are left behind in rural areas suffering from prolonged parent-child separation when their parents migrate for work. Meaning-focused coping is known to play a positive role in adaptation, particularly during persistent adversity, but little is known about how adolescents make meaning during prolonged parent-child…
Descriptors: Coping, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Migration
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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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Olmstead, Spencer B.; Conrad, Kathryn A.; Anders, Kristin M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Our study was guided by a developmental lens (emerging adulthood) and the theory of symbolic interaction as we attended to the meanings and definitions that contextualize expectations for engaging in hookups while attending college. Using a directed approach to qualitative content analysis, we examined first semester college men's and women's (N =…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Sexuality, Intimacy, Dating (Social)
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Yang, Chia-chen – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Social networking sites, first embraced by youth, have become increasingly popular among older generations. With more parents joining the sites, young people today are likely to encounter their parents on these platforms. However, there is limited information about how youth respond to the changing landscape, especially during the transition to a…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Freshmen, Parent Child Relationship, Family Relationship
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Povilaitis, Victoria; Tamminen, Katherine A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
There is currently a lack of theoretically based research regarding positive youth development (PYD) and youth in recreational sport settings, including residential summer sport camps. This qualitative research study explored the ways in which positive developmental experiences are facilitated at a residential summer sport camp. Using a case study…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Residential Programs, Summer Programs, Team Sports
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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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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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Newman, Peter A.; Fantus, Sophia; Woodford, Michael R.; Rwigema, Marie-Jolie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
The bullying of sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY) is pervasive, with documented negative impacts on health. We explored the social ecology of bullying of SGMY, with a focus on religion as a source or context of bullying. Semistructured interviews with service providers, educators, and administrators in Toronto, Canada, who work with SGMY…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Minority Groups, Religious Factors
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Gutowski, Ellen; White, Allison E.; Liang, Belle; Diamonti, Alfred-John; Berado, Danielle – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
The present study explored the influence of psychological stress on the development of purpose among youth of color living in urban, low-income communities. A qualitative approach based on grounded theory was used to understand how stress-related experiences influence the development of youth purpose in participants' own words. Findings revealed…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Social Support Groups, Minority Groups, Urban Youth
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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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