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What do children need to flourish? : conceptualizing and measuring indicators of positive development
Complete mental health: An agenda for the 21st century.- and Conceptual Framework.- Positive Formation of the Self: Character, Attitudes, Spirituality, and Identity.- The Values in Action InventoryExpand
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A Microdata Child Well-Being Index: Conceptualization, Creation, and Findings
Over the past 30 years, a prominent stream of research has addressed the conceptualization and measurement of child well-being and the construction of child well-being indices. This paper extendsExpand
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Positive Indicators of Child Well-Being: A Conceptual Framework, Measures, and Methodological Issues
This article suggests a comprehensive conceptual framework which identifies constructs for positive well-being as well as potential indicators and extant measures that fit with those constructs. InExpand
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KEY “ SOFT SKILLS ” THAT FOSTER YOUTH WORKFORCE SUCCESS : TOWARD A CONSENSUS ACROSS FIELDS
childtrends.org “Soft skills” are centrally important for human capital development and workforce success. A growing evidence base shows that these qualities rival academic or technical skills inExpand
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Early childhood social and emotional development: Advancing the field of measurement
Abstract This paper frames the subject of this special issue — how the field currently measures social and emotional development in early childhood. We first describe the relationship of social andExpand
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Indicators and Indices of Child Well-being: A Brief American History
This paper traces the history of indicators and indices of child well-being from its origins in the social indicator movement of the 1970s through recent developments in the field. Initial workExpand
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ASSESSING SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT: A GUIDE FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAM PRACTITIONERS
BACKGROUND Students who are disengaged from school are at risk for poor academic achievement, skipping classes, sexual activity, substance use, and ultimately dropping out of school. The nation hasExpand
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Indicators of Child Well-Being: the Promise for Positive Youth Development
In the current U.S. indicators system, measures of child well-being focus primarily on negative outcomes and problems. We measure and track those behaviors that adults wish to prevent. For the mostExpand
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