Research Project

Adolescent Decision-making, An Examination of ChalleNGe Cadet Skill Development

Principal Investigator
Corte, Colleen
Start Date
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Funding Source
RAND Corporation


This set of tasks focuses on how cadets at the National Guard Youth Challenge (ChalleNGe) program develop planning, goal-setting, and decision-making skills. One primary tool in this process is the Post-Residential Action Plan (P-RAP). In this set of tasks, we will document the difference(s) in how sites use the P-RAP; we will also summarize the literature on goal-setting, decision-making, and planning among adolescents. We will focus on literature that includes information about at-risk adolescents, but will also include relevant information from the literature on other populations. Finally, we will produce a set of recommendations including a plan for follow-on analyses (if warranted).