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ERIC Number: ED369817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 21
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Resilient Students' Beliefs about Their Schooling Environment: A Possible Role in Developing Goals and Motivation.
Gordon, Kimberly A.; And Others
This paper presents the results of an exploratory analysis of goals, self-concept, and abilities of academically resilient and non-resilient students, and compares them with the beliefs these students have about their schooling environment. Resilient students are defined as coming from an impoverished and stressful environment, yet achieving a 2.75 or greater grade point average (GPA). Non-resilient students come from the same background, yet do not have the requisite GPA. Subjects were 17 resilient and 19 non-resilient students identified from a population of 170 urban high school students. The results show that students believe their schooling environment supports their cognitive abilities. However, their schooling environment is not supportive of a number of other abilities including social abilities, happiness, self-determination, individuality, and resource provision (helping others). An appendix contains a figure illustrating the conceptual framework. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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