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At-Risk Adolescent Girls: Protective Factors and Effects of a Positive Youth Development Intervention

Abstract Adolescence is a tumultuous time, and for those with risk factors, it can be even more difficult. This study examined the relationships among intrinsic and extrinsic protective factors such as high self-esteem, high self-efficacy, mattering to others, positive sense of identity, and healthy peer relationships in female adolescents. Additionally, the current study assessed the impact of a positive youth development intervention designed for this particular population. The potential sample consisted of adolescent girls who were students at an alternative high school in the Southwestern region of the United States. Of the 25 girls at the school, 12 participated in the study and completed pre-test instruments measuring self-esteem, self-efficac... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Kincaid, Katherine J. (Author) / Robinson Kurpius, Sharon (Advisor) / Homer, Judith (Committee member) / Kinnier, Richard (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Counseling Psychology / alternative / at-risk / females / intervention / positive / protective factors
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 77 pages
Language English
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Note M.C. Counselor Education 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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