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ERIC Number: EJ1045803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Academic Identity Formation and Motivation among Ethnic Minority Adolescents: The Role of the "Self" between Internal and External Perceptions of Identity
Matthews, Jamaal S.; Banerjee, Meeta; Lauermann, Fani
Child Development, v85 n6 p2355-2373 Nov-Dec 2014
Identity is often studied as a motivational construct within research on adolescent development and education. However, differential dimensions of identity, as a set of internal values versus external perceptions of social belonging, may relate to motivation in distinct ways. Utilizing a sample of 600 African American and Latino adolescents (43% female; mean age = 13.9), the present study examines whether self-regulated learning (SRL) mediates two distinct dimensions of academic identity (i.e., "value" and "belonging") and mastery orientation. This study also examines whether self-efficacy moderates the mediating role of SRL between identity and mastery. Results show evidence for moderated mediation between SRL and academic self-efficacy. Self-regulated learning played its strongest mediating role between belonging and mastery and for low-efficacy students specifically.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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