ERIC Number: ED055140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Success and Self-Conception: The Impact of Academic Grades on the Student Role Identities of Black and White Adolescents.
Murray, Ellen; Wellman, Barry
In this study the extent to which variation in academic success is related to variation in adolescent identification with "student role" is examined. Particular attention is paid to how this relationship varies among adolescents of different races, social background levels, and school racial experiences. The data were collected from a 1966 survey of ninth-graders conducted in eight schools of varying racial mixtures in Pittsburgh. Self-concepts were measured by computer-based content analysis of "Who Am I?" responses. The authors conclude that level of scholastic achievement is positively related to frequency of identification with the student role. (Author/JW)
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Sponsor: Canada Council, Ottawa (Ontario).; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Lab. of Social Relations.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Denver, Colo., August 1971