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Alvarez Valdivia, Ibis M.; Schneider, Barry H.; Carrasco, Cecilia Villalobos – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the links between school adjustment, friendship, and identification with both the cultures of origin and with the host culture. Our overriding hypothesis was that integration in Berry's terms, that is, simultaneous identification with both the culture of origin and the majority Spanish/Catalan culture,…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Immigrants, Friendship, Predictor Variables
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Bulmer, Sandra M.; Barton, Barbara A.; Liefeld, Julie; Montauti, Sara; Santos, Stephanie; Richard, Melissa; Hnath, Laura; Pelletier, Kara; Lalanne, Jude – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a collaborative methodology that uniquely involves stakeholders in all stages of the research process. CBPR has been widely utilized in the field of public health, but not widely employed with college populations. This study utilized CBPR methods within a college community to gain insight into…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Community Involvement, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse
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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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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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Jäggi, Lena; Kliewer, Wendy – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Revenge goals are correlated with maladjustment, and retaliation is a factor driving youth violence. However, revenge might be an important social tool adolescents use to achieve (self-)justice in environments where institutionalized interventions from authorities such as teachers or police are limited. This qualitative secondary analysis of 50…
Descriptors: Violence, Adolescents, Justice, Qualitative Research
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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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Dahl, Patricia – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Although truancy has been studied extensively, less attention has been given to the actual voices of the truants themselves. The current study helps fill that gap by examining recollections from a sample of 34 emerging adults (ages 18-25) who experienced various levels of high school truancy across different geographical settings. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Truancy, Student Attitudes, Young Adults, High School Students
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Rueda, Heidi Adams; Williams, Lela Rankin – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Using observational methods on a small sample of committed Mexican American couples (N = 10, ages 15-17, M length of relationship = 26.5 months), we describe and categorize developmental and cultural communication patterns concerning the negotiation of conflict issues. Videotaped dyadic interactions were transcribed and qualitatively coded using…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Observation, Adolescents, Conflict Resolution
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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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Rogers, Leoandra Onnie; Way, Niobe – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Adolescents form their identities by both accommodating (endorsing) and resisting (challenging) cultural stereotypes. Most research on Black males focuses on how they accommodate to negative stereotypes (e.g., delinquency, aggression), but a growing literature emphasizes how youth resist stereotypes. Semi-structured interviews were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Stereotypes, Race, Sex Stereotypes
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Stavropoulos, Vasilis; Kuss, Daria; Griffiths, Mark; Motti-Stefanidi, Frosso – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Over the last decade, research on Internet addiction (IA) has increased. However, almost all studies in the area are cross-sectional and do not examine the context in which Internet use takes place. Therefore, a longitudinal study examined the role of conscientiousness (as a personality trait) and classroom hostility (as a contextual factor) in…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Adolescent Attitudes, Internet, Addictive Behavior
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Patel, Sita G.; Tabb, Kevin M.; Strambler, Michael J.; Eltareb, Fazia – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
Cognitive appraisal has been shown to mediate the relationship between stressors and internalizing symptoms, but not among newcomer immigrant youth facing ambiguous discrimination. Using a mixed-methods design with a sample of newcomer adolescents from African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean, European, and Latin American countries, this study measured the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Immigrants, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries
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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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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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