The purpose of this study was to analyze ethnic and gender differences in self-perceived abilities in positive youth development, educational attitudes, leadership skills, and technology skills among low-income, diverse youth living in urban cities. Given the risk factors associated with youth living in low-income communities that decrease their chances of reaching higher educational attainment, it is important to analyze the perceptions of positive qualities in youth that can serve as protective factors for them. Research suggests that qualities such as positive attitudes about school, positive youth development, leadership skills and technology skills lead to a youth’s sense of belonging and can help increase academic performance. By analyzing whether there are ethnic and gender differences on how youth perceive their abilities can help adults in the implementation of effective programs and interventions that can foster skills and abilities that will help youth throughout their years and into adulthood.
|Commitee:||Lam, Brian, Campbell, Venetta|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Developmental psychology, Ethnic studies, Educational leadership, Gender studies|
|Keywords:||Positive youth development, Low-income communities, Leadership skills|
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