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Askew, Karyl; Stevenson, Olivia; Jones, Bridget – Grantee Submission, 2018
"INSPIRE" is an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. "INSPIRE" provides an innovative integrated K-12 STEM pipeline approach focused on STEM course content and instructional redesign. The INSPIRE model was implemented in Cabarrus County…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Lee, Hedwig – Youth & Society, 2014
Parents play an important role in influencing adolescent health behaviors and parenting practices may be an important pathway through which social disadvantage influences adolescent health behaviors that can persist into adulthood. This analysis uses the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to examine how parenting practices mediate…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Role, Socioeconomic Background, Family Characteristics
Reznichenko, Nataliya – Online Submission, 2013
The call for "mathematics for all" reaffirms the belief that all students should have equal access, equal educational experiences, and equal educational outcomes. Existing gap in students' mathematics achievement have long been coupled with the demographic categories of race and ethnicity, culture and language, SES and social class,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Standards, Access to Education
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Veronneau, Marie-Helene; Dishion, Thomas J. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
Early adolescence is a critical transition period for the maintenance of academic achievement. One factor that school systems often fail to take into account is the influence of friends on academic achievement during middle school. This study investigated the influence of friends' characteristics on change in academic achievement from Grade 6 to…
Descriptors: Females, Prevention, Academic Achievement, Early Adolescents
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Parra, Gilbert R.; Jobe-Shields, Lisa; Kitzmann, Katherine M.; Luebbe, Aaron M.; Olsen, James P.; Davis, Genevieve L. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2011
The purpose of the present study was to examine whether adolescent perceptions of mothers' and fathers' contributions to interparental discord changed from early to middle adolescence and if the changes were related to adolescent negative mood. Data were drawn from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997. Adolescents who were in 7th grade…
Descriptors: Mothers, Adolescents, Correlation, Fathers
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Eklund, Jenny M.; Kerr, Margaret; Stattin, Hakan – Journal of Adolescence, 2010
There is some evidence that adolescent romantic involvement is associated with delinquent behaviour. One aim of this longitudinal study was to determine whether this holds for romantic relationships deemed important by the participants. A second aim was to test whether this association was stronger for adolescents with pre-existing delinquent…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Delinquency, Adolescents, Intimacy
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Petersen, Jennifer L.; Hyde, Janet Shibley – Journal of Adolescence, 2009
The current study describes longitudinal trends in sexual harassment by adolescent peers and highlights gender, pubertal status, attractiveness, and power as predictors of harassment victimization. At the end of 5th, 7th, and 9th grades, 242 adolescents completed questionnaires about sexual harassment victimization, pubertal status, and perceived…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Questionnaires, Adolescents, Puberty
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Lansford, Jennifer E.; Killeya-Jones, Ley A.; Miller, Shari; Costanzo, Philip R. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
Sociometric nominations, social cognitive maps, and self-report questionnaires were completed in consecutive years by 327 students (56% girls) followed longitudinally from grade 7 to grade 8 to examine the stability of social standing in peer groups and correlates of changes in social standing. Social preference, perceived popularity, network…
Descriptors: Aggression, Drinking, Cognitive Mapping, Grade 8
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Cortes, Rebecca C.; Fleming, Charles B.; Catalano, Richard F.; Brown, Eric C. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2006
This study reports on relationships among gender, maternal depressed mood, and children's trajectories of depressive phenomena across middle childhood and early adolescence. It tested the hypothesis that, compared to boys, girls become increasingly vulnerable to maternal depression as they enter adolescence. The study sample consisted of 834…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Hypothesis Testing, Children
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Marsh, Herbert W.; Trautwein, Ulrich; Ldtke, Oliver; Kller, Olaf; Baumert, Jrgen – Child Development, 2005
Reciprocal effects models of longitudinal data show that academic self-concept is both a cause and an effect of achievement. In this study this model was extended to juxtapose self-concept with academic interest. Based on longitudinal data from 2 nationally representative samples of German 7th-grade students (Study 1: N=5,649, M age13.4; Study 2:…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Self Concept