Return to Resources

Developmental Assets and Academic Performance of Adolescents in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa

Lab Area: Girls' Education & Empowerment

Region: Africa

Category: Positive Youth Development

This study examines the association between developmental assets—positive qualities and experiences that influence young people’s development—and academic performance in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa. The results indicate that adolescents with good academic performance reported more developmental assets that help young people succeed.

Source: Byron Gregory Adams, Nora Wiium, and Amina Abubakar