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ERIC Number: EJ817469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
The Multidimensionality of School Engagement and Math Achievement among Racial Groups
Sciarra, Daniel T.; Seirup, Holly J.
Professional School Counseling, v11 n4 p218-228 Apr 2008
The study in this article employed a multidimensional (behavioral, emotional, and cognitive) construct of school engagement to examine its relationship to school achievement in mathematics across the five major racial groups. The sample included 115 American Indians, 486 Asians, 1,551 Blacks, 1,682 Latinos, and 7,554 Whites who participated in the Educational Longitudinal Study (2002-2004). Data were analyzed using a multiple regression analysis for each of the five racial groups. Behavioral and cognitive engagement accounted for much more of the variance in math achievement scores than did emotional engagement. Ways in which professional school counselors can promote these kinds of engagement are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A