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ERIC Number: EJ789998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
We Knew Them when: Sixth Grade Characteristics that Predict Adolescent High School Social Identities
Stone, Margaret R.; Barber, Bonnie L.; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v28 n2 p304-328 2008
Discriminant function analysis assessed the predictive relevance of nine characteristics measured in sixth grade for differentiating among social identities claimed 4 years later by 616 participants in the Michigan Study of Life Transitions. For females, the first discriminant function, associated with academic motivation, self-esteem, and appearance, accounted for 47% of between-group variability, and the second (sports competence and social skills) accounted for 36%. For males, the first discriminant function (academic ability and self-concept of appearance, in opposite directions) accounted for 54% of variability, and the second (sports competence) accounted for 30%. Findings suggest that differences among individuals with particular high school social identities predate adolescence and point to differences in the primary predictors of male and female identity categories. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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