ERIC Number: ED386609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Characteristics of Seventh Grade Students Who Completed a Course in Adolescent Development Compared to Students That Have Not Completed the Course.
DaGiau, Bette J.
The Adolescent Development course, implemented to facilitate the growth of adolescents, is presented in three parts: the first addresses the student's self-concept and provides skills for effective management of relationships; the second focuses on student learning style and improving academic achievement skills; the final part consists of a career inventory which is elaborated through research activities in the student's area of interest. Conducted at a middle school in northeastern New Jersey, the study included 76 seventh grade students (38 participants, 38 in a control group). The study consisted of a survey of demographic information, a pre and post class survey, and observations. Research questions were: (1) Are seventh grade students more aware of their self-concept after completing the Adolescent Development class? (2) Do they understand their relationships and the effect that self-image has on them? (3) Does participating in a class designed to improve self-concept and awareness have an effect on their desire to explore possible future careers? and (4) Do the students have a better understanding of their individual learning styles that will impact on their academic progress? It was concluded that students who participated in the course increased their self-concept and self-awareness. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Design, Grade 7, Interest Inventories, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, School Guidance, Self Concept
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, William Paterson College of New Jersey.