Using positive youth development to predict contribution and risk behaviors in early adolescence: Findings from the first two waves of the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development

@article{Jelii2007UsingPY,
  title={Using positive youth development to predict contribution and risk behaviors in early adolescence: Findings from the first two waves of the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development},
  author={Helena Jeli{\vc}i{\'c} and Deborah L. Bobek and Erin Phelps and Richard M. Lerner and Jacqueline V. Lerner},
  journal={International Journal of Behavioral Development},
  year={2007},
  volume={31},
  pages={263 - 273}
}
Theories of positive youth development (PYD) regard such development as bases of both community contributions and lessened likelihood of risk/problem behaviors. Using data from the 4-H Study of PYD, we tested these expectations by examining if PYD in Grade 5 predicted both youth contributions and risk behaviors and depression in Grade 6. Results of random effects regression and SEM models indicated that, as expected, PYD in Grade 5 predicted higher youth contributions and lower risk behaviors… 

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