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ERIC Number: EJ781408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 116
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9862
Ethnic Identity, Academic Achievement, and Global Self-Concept in Four Groups of Academically Talented Adolescents
Worrell, Frank C.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v51 n1 p23-38 2007
In this study, academically talented African American (n = 28), Asian American (n = 171), Hispanic (n = 28), and White (n = 92) middle and high school students are compared on ethnic identity (EI) and other group orientation (OGO) attitudes as measured by the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure. The contributions of these variables to self-esteem and academic achievement are also examined. Results indicate the ethnic minority groups had significantly higher EI scores than their White counterparts but do not differ on OGO. EI predicts self-esteem for the Hispanic students, and OGO predicts self-esteem for the African American students, but neither variable predicts self-esteem for the other two groups. EI and OGO are negative and positive predictors of school achievement, respectively, but only for African American students, and neither variable predicts achievement in a summer program for academically talented youth. The implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A