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Hwang, NaYoung; Reyes, Marcela; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Youth & Society, 2019
Existing research on theories of intelligence shows that students with growth mindsets tend to outperform those with fixed mindsets in mathematics. We used nationally representative data to address two related questions in the general population: (a) Are there subgroup differences in the endorsement of a fixed mindset? (b) Does the negative…
Descriptors: World Views, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Minority Group Students
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Ballard, Parissa J.; Caccavale, Laura; Buchanan, Christy M. – Youth & Society, 2015
The context of privilege provides unique opportunities and challenges for youth civic development. A mixed-method approach was used to examine links between school-based community service, school climate, and civic orientation among students in cultures of privilege. Surveys completed by students (N = 376) at two private high schools--one with an…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Youth Programs, Citizenship Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Brown, Tara M. – Youth & Society, 2014
The present article is drawn from a year-long ethnographic study of adolescents' uses of information and communication technologies (ICT) and their perceptions of themselves and their uses in multiple contexts. Examining three cases, the author shows how ICT provided participants with powerful opportunities to develop strong self-efficacy beliefs.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Adolescents, Social Environment, Information Technology
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Denham, Bryan E. – Youth & Society, 2011
Grounded in symbolic interactionism and drawing on data gathered in the 2007 Monitoring the Future Study (n = 2,201), this research examines how self-esteem and perceived intelligence, as well as attitudes and behaviors related to school environments, associate with perceptions of anabolic-androgenic steroids. With perceived risk and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Adolescents, Student Attitudes, At Risk Persons
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Sherer, Moshe – Youth & Society, 2010
The objectives of this research were to assess the attitudes toward dating violence among Jewish and Arab male and female adolescents in Israel. The random sample consisted of 1,357 participants from among 9th to 12th grade pupils enrolled in eight Arab and eight Jewish junior and senior high schools. The study assessed attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Jews, Arabs, Dating (Social), Foreign Countries