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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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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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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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Vasquez-Salgado, Yolanda; Greenfield, Patricia M.; Burgos-Cienfuegos, Rocio – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
U.S. colleges place a high value on the fulfillment of academic obligations by their students. The academic achievement of each individual student is the institutional priority; this is an individualistic frame of reference. However, many Latino first-generation college students have been raised to prioritize family obligations; their home…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, First Generation College Students, Academic Achievement, Well Being
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Jethwani, Monique M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
Although Black boys throughout the African diaspora are dropping out of high school in alarming rates, little is known about how educational identity and attainment is shaped by the intersection of race and gender in the high school environment. Utilizing an ecological and intersectionality theoretical lens, this study draws on data gleaned from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Gender Differences, Educational Attainment
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Byrne, Sadhbh; Swords, Lorraine; Nixon, Elizabeth – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2015
This study assessed mental health literacy in Irish adolescents (N = 187), and explored participants' help-giving responses toward hypothetical depressed peers. Participants read five vignettes, each describing an adolescent experiencing a life difficulty; two of the characters met "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders"…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Literacy, Helping Relationship, Vignettes
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Romo, Laura F.; Mireles-Rios, Rebeca; Lopez-Tello, Gisselle – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
American children gain more autonomy as they progress through adolescence, however, autonomy-granting for Latina adolescent girls from immigrant families is a relatively unexplored question. In this study, we identified behaviors that Mexican mothers and their daughters deemed to be appropriate when they reach the age of "La…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Mothers, Daughters, Adolescents
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Farr, Rachel H.; Grant-Marsney, Holly A.; Musante, Danila S.; Grotevant, Harold D.; Wrobel, Gretchen Miller – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
While openness in adoption has become more common in the United States, little research has examined contact between birth and adoptive families as adoptees become adults. Using quantitative and qualitative data from 167 emerging adult adoptees, factors characterizing contact (e.g., type, frequency, with whom), satisfaction with contact, and the…
Descriptors: Adoption, Adults, Family (Sociological Unit), Interpersonal Communication
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Berzin, Stephanie Cosner; Singer, Erin; Hokanson, Kimberly – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
Emerging adulthood has been defined as a distinct developmental stage in which youth experience opportunities for identity development and transition toward independence. While this period has been examined for youth in the general population, less is known about how foster youth experience this transition. This study uses qualitative interviews…
Descriptors: Developmental Tasks, Youth, Young Adults, Foster Care
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Šerek, Jan; Macek, Petr; Ježek, Stanislav; Lacinová, Lenka – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
Families and schools are traditionally seen as substantial socialization agents forming adolescents' social values and their views of society. Special attention is paid to the question whether the relative importance of these influences remains stable in times of major social changes. In this study, two different generations of Czech middle…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Social Change, Social Systems, Democracy
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Zhao, Xu; Gao, Minghui – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
What is the relation between parents' views of their own friendships and their beliefs and practices about their children's friendships? Do parents who enjoy high-quality adult friendships understand and support adolescent friendships in ways different from parents who do not have close adult friendships? Relying on systematic analysis of…
Descriptors: Adults, Adolescents, Parent Attitudes, Friendship
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Gowen, L. Kris; Catania, Joseph A.; Dolcini, M. Margaret; Harper, Gary W. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
Although interpersonal respect is considered an important quality in successful romantic relationships, limited attention has been paid to this concept. We examined the meaning of respect in romantic relationships as conceptualized by low-income, sexually active, heterosexually identified, African American adolescents aged 15 to 17 (N = 50).…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Gender Differences, Cultural Differences
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Coyne, Sarah M.; Padilla-Walker, Laura M.; Fraser, Ashley M.; Fellows, Kaylene; Day, Randal D. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
Media use in families has generally been examined from a narrow viewpoint, focusing on monitoring or co-viewing. The current research provides an expanded view of positive media use in families with adolescents by examining associations between diverse positive media use and family and adolescents outcomes. In addition, we used qualitative methods…
Descriptors: Mass Media Use, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Family Relationship
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Fousiani, Kyriaki; Van Petegem, Stijn; Soenens, Bart; Vansteenkiste, Maarten; Chen, Beiwen – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
In contemporary research on autonomy development, autonomy has been defined as independence (vs. dependence) or as self-endorsed (vs. controlled) functioning. Analogously, perceived parental autonomy support involves either perceived parental promotion of independence (PI) or perceived parental promotion of volitional functioning (PVF). The…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Shulman, Elizabeth P.; Steinberg, Laurence; Piquero, Alex R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
The present article responds to Males and Brown's "Teenagers' High Arrest Rates: Features of Young Age or Youth Poverty?" which claims that the widely observed pattern of crime rates peaking in late adolescence or early adulthood is an artifact of age differences in poverty. We note that the authors' interpretation of their aggregated…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Poverty, Crime
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