ERIC Number: EJ956688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Adolescent Behavioral, Emotional, and Cognitive Engagement Trajectories in School and Their Differential Relations to Educational Success
Wang, Ming-Te; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v22 n1 p31-39 Mar 2012
The current study used a multidimensional approach to examine developmental trajectories of three dimension of school engagement (school participation, sense of school belonging, and self-regulated learning) from grades 7 to 11 and their relationships to changes in adolescents' academic outcomes over time. The sample includes 1,148 African American and European American adolescents (52% females, 56% black, 34% white, and 10% others). As expected, the downward trajectories of change in school participation, sense of belonging to school, and self-regulated learning differed as did their predictive relationships with academic performance and educational aspiration, with school belonging declining most markedly, but being least predictive of changes in grade point average.
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, School Involvement, Adolescents, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Adolescent Development, Learner Engagement, Student School Relationship, Metacognition, Student Participation, Prediction, Correlation, Academic Aspiration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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