International Youth Development

Research Reports

Do Developmental Assets Make a Difference In Majority-World Contexts? Peter C. Scales, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, and Kathie Fraher
With Their Own Voices: A Global Exploration of How Today’s Young People Experience and Think about Spiritual Development, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Peter L. Benson, Peter C. Scales, Lisa Kimball and Pamela E. King

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Scholarly Chapters

Benson, P. L., Scales, P. C., Syvertsen, A. K., & Roehlkepartain E. C. (2012). Is spiritual development a universal process in the lives of youth? An international exploration. Journal of Positive Psychology, 7(6), 453–470. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2012.732102

Kimball, E. M., Mannes, M., & Hackel, A. (2009). Voices of global youth on spirituality and spiritual development: Preliminary findings from a grounded theory study. In M. de Souza, L. J. Francis, J. O’Higgins-Norman, & D. Scott (Eds.), International handbook of education for spirituality, care, and wellbeing (pp. 329–348). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Roehlkepartain, E. C., Benson, P. L., Scales, P. C. (2011). Spiritual identity: Contextual perspectives. In S. J. Schwartz, K. Luyckx, & V. L. Vignoles (Eds.). The handbook of identity theory and research: Vol. 2—Domains and categories (pp. 545- 562). New York: Springer.

Scales, P. C. (2011). Youth developmental assets in global perspective: Results from international adaptations of the Developmental Assets Profile. Child Indicators Research, 4, 619–645. doi: 10.1007/s12187-011-9112-8

Scales, P. C., Benson, P. L., Dershem, L., Fraher, K., Makkonen, R., Nazneen, S., Syvertsen, A. K., & Titus, S. (2013). Building developmental assets to empower adolescent girls in rural Bangladesh: Evaluation of Project “Kishoree Kontha.” Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23(1), 171–184. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00805.x

Scales, P.C., Roehlkepartain, E.C., Wallace, T., Inselman, A., Stephenson, P., & Rodriguez, M. (2015). Brief report: Assessing youth well-being in global emergency settings: Early results from the Emergency Developmental Assets Profile. Journal of Adolescence, 45, 98-102.

Scales, P.C., Shramko, M., & Ashburn, K. (in press). Developmental assets and sexual and reproductive health among 10-14 year olds in Uganda. International Journal of Child, Youth, & Family Studies.

Scales, P. C, Syvertsen, A. K., Benson, P. L., Roehlkepartain, E. C., & Sesma, A., Jr. (2014). The relation of spiritual development to youth health and well-being: Evidence from a global study. In A. Ben-Arieh, F. Casas, I. Frones, & J. E. Korbin (Eds.) The Handbook of Child Well-Being. (pp. 1101-1135). New York: Springer.