Adolescent thriving: the role of sparks, relationships, and empowerment.

@article{Scales2011AdolescentTT,
  title={Adolescent thriving: the role of sparks, relationships, and empowerment.},
  author={Peter C. Scales and Peter L. Benson and Eugene C. Roehlkepartain},
  journal={Journal of youth and adolescence},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={263-77}
}
Although most social science research on adolescence emphasizes risks and challenges, an emergent field of study focuses on adolescent thriving. The current study extends this line of inquiry by examining the additive power of identifying and nurturing young people's "sparks," giving them "voice," and providing the relationships and opportunities that reinforce and nourish thriving. A national sample of 1,817 adolescents, all age 15 (49% female), and including 56% white, 17% Hispanic/Latino… CONTINUE READING

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