Journal of Character Education

Vol. 15 #2

Edited by:
Jacques S. Benninga, California State University, Fresno
Marvin W Berkowitz, University of Missouri - St. Louis

A volume in the series: Journal of Character Education. Editor(s): Marvin W Berkowitz, University of Missouri - St. Louis. Jonathan M. Tirrell, Tufts University.

Published 2019

The Journal of Character Education is the only professional journal in education devoted to character education. It is designed to cover the field—from the latest research to applied best practices. We include original research reports, editorials and conceptual articles by the best minds in our field, reviews of the latest books, and other relevant strategies and manuscripts by educators that describe best practices in teaching and learning related to character education. The Journal of Character Education has for over a decade been the sole scholarly journal focused on research, theory, measurement, and practice of character education. This issue includes a "Voices" section highlighting the 2017 "Sandy Award" recipient, along with four peer-reviewed articles, and a book review.


Editors’ Preface, Marvin W. Berkowitz and Jacques S. Benninga

Special Issue Guest Editors’ Introduction: Frontiers in Youth Development Research, Danielle R. Hatchimonji, Arielle C. V. Linsky, and Maurice J. Elias


Early Adolescent Purpose Development and Perceived Supports for Purpose at School, Heather Malin, Indrawati Liauw, and Kathleen Remington

Fostering Purpose Among Young Adults: Effective Online Interventions, Kendall Cotton Bronk, Rachel Baumsteiger, Susan Mangan, Brian Riches, Valeska Dubon, Celina Benavides, and Giacomo Bono

Validation of the Revised Sense of Purpose Scale With Emerging Adults, Gitima Sharma and Mariya Yukhymenko-Lescroart

The Relationship Among Purpose Classification, Purpose Engagement, and Purpose Commitment in Low-SES and Ethnically Diverse Adolescents, Samuel J. Nayman, Maurice J. Elias, Edward A. Selby, Daniel B. Fishman, Arielle C. V. Linsky, and Danielle R. Hatchimonji

Classroom Practices That Support the Development of Purpose, Brandy P. Quinn, Sydney L. Heckes, and Mary Lauren Shea


Guiding Youth to Noble Goals: A Practitioner Perspective, Susan Stillman and Lorea Martinez

MPOWER: An Evidence-Based Youth Purpose Program, Tim Klein, Belle Liang, Jonathan Sepulveda, and Allison E. White