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ERIC Number: EJ890167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
Examining Adolescent Academic Achievement: A Cross-Cultural Review
Yu, Fangzhou; Patterson, Dannette
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v18 n3 p324-327 Jul 2010
Adolescence is a pivotal developmental stage for establishing patterns of behaviors that can last a lifetime. Adolescents' choices have a significant impact on future opportunities. Education can have tremendous influence on the overall success of an individual. For example, a quality education can affect employability, which indirectly influences economic status; therefore, influencing access to health care and community resources. This literature review will examine the effect of family, peers, and teachers as it relates to adolescent motivation to achieve academically. The authors have investigated adolescent academic motivation from a cross-cultural prospective, exploring four diverse ethnic groups: European Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans. The research indicates that though developmentally, adolescents share common characteristics, unique dynamics are considered by counselors when addressing academic motivation within ethnic groups.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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