Contribution of Developmental Assets to the Prediction of Thriving Among Adolescents

  title={Contribution of Developmental Assets to the Prediction of Thriving Among Adolescents},
  author={Peter C. Scales and Peter L. Benson and Nancy Leffert and Dale A. Blyth},
  journal={Applied Developmental Science},
  pages={27 - 46}
This article investigated the contribution of developmental assets to the prediction of thriving behaviors among adolescents. The study was based on a sample of 6,000 youth in Grades 6-12 evenly distributed across 6 ethnic groups. Investigated were the effects of gender, grade, and levels of youth assets on 7 thriving indicators: school success, leadership, valuing diversity, physical health, helping others, delay of gratification, and overcoming adversity. Developmental assets are identified… 
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