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White, Elizabeth S.; Mistry, Rashmita S. – Applied Developmental Science, 2019
We examined the degree to which civic learning activities and civic discussion in the classroom were associated with children's civic engagement in the upper elementary grades. We also explored the types of civic activities used by teachers during middle childhood. Survey data were collected from 359 ethnically and economically diverse 4th-6th…
Descriptors: Civics, Learning Activities, Correlation, Learner Engagement
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Loera, Gustavo; Rueda, Robert; Oh, Youn Joo – Urban Education, 2018
The academic achievement rates of urban Latino students are significantly lower than those of non-minority youth. To date, most of the research on this topic has focused on learning and motivational characteristics of underrepresented youth in elementary and middle school and much less on urban high schools. This study investigated variables…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Urban Youth, Learning Motivation
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Mangahas, Ana Marie E. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
This mixed method study explored Christian teachers' beliefs in religious schools on evolution, their attitudes toward evolution, and their perceptions on the effect of those beliefs on the teaching of evolutionary content. Teachers (N = 52) from Association for Christian Schools International (ACSI) accredited schools in California and Hawaii…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Biology, Science Teachers
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Ray, James V.; Frick, Paul J.; Thornton, Laura C.; Wall Myers, Tina D.; Steinberg, Laurence; Cauffman, Elizabeth – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Research has only recently begun to examine how callous-unemotional (CU) traits interact with contextual factors to predict delinquent behavior. The current study attempts to explain the well-established link between CU traits and offending by testing the potential mediating and moderating roles of 2 critical contextual factors: peer delinquency…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Males, Delinquency, Peer Influence
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Berzenski, Sara R.; Yates, Tuppett M. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The ability to recognize and label emotions serves as a building block by which children make sense of the world and learn how to interact with social partners. However, the timing and salience of influences on emotion recognition development are not fully understood. Path analyses evaluated the contributions of parenting and child narrative…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cognitive Ability, Emotional Development, Emotional Response
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White, Elizabeth S.; Mistry, Rashmita S. – Applied Developmental Science, 2016
We examined civic engagement in middle childhood and the degree to which parents' civic beliefs (i.e., social trust and civic efficacy), civic participation, and socialization practices were associated with indicators of children's civic engagement (i.e., social responsibility and civic values). Survey data were collected from 359 racially,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Citizen Participation, Socialization
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Sebanc, Anne M.; Guimond, Amy B.; Lutgen, Jeff – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
This study investigates whether friendship quality, academic achievement, and mastery goal orientation predict each other across the transition to middle school. Participants were 146 Latino students (75 girls) followed from the end of elementary school through the first year of middle school. Measures included positive and negative friendship…
Descriptors: Correlation, Middle School Students, Friendship, Path Analysis
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Smith, Justin L.; Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study investigated a sample of California elementary, intermediate, and high school employed teachers (N = 247) to assess the effects of retirement perceptions on career commitment among teachers who are in different age groupings. Using path analysis, the influence of five retirement perceptions variables was examined: concerns about…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Investigations, Retirement, Retirement Benefits
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Echols, Leslie – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
This study examined the influence of academic teaming (i.e., sharing academic classes with the same classmates) on the relationship between social preference and peer victimization among 6th-grade students in middle school. Approximately 1,000 participants were drawn from 5 middle schools that varied in their practice of academic teaming. A novel…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 6, Ability Grouping, Peer Relationship
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Walk, Anne; Matsuo, Hisako; Giovanoni, Alex – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2015
The aim of the present study is to explore a variety of cognitive and social variables which are most relevant to children's linguistic success in an educational setting. The study examines kindergarten English language outcomes in classrooms containing monolingual English speaking children and bilingual children who speak English and one other…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Bilingualism
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Llamas, Jasmin; Ramos-Sanchez, Lucila – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2013
The authors examined 83 Latino undergraduates to determine whether perceived social support of friends mediates the role of intragroup marginalization on acculturative stress and college adjustment. A mediation effect was found for college adjustment but not for acculturative stress. Results highlight the importance of friends for college…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Disadvantaged, Social Support Groups
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Loera, Gustavo; Nakamoto, Jonathan; Oh, Youn Joo; Rueda, Robert – Career and Technical Education Research, 2013
Drawing on social cognitive theory, this study examined the relationship between student and school-based factors (e.g., educational aspirations, quality of the program of study, and adults' impact on college enrollment) and students' academic engagement and satisfaction with student life in a career technical education (CTE) setting. This study…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Predictor Variables, Student Motivation
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Carrier, L. Mark; Rab, Saira S.; Rosen, Larry D.; Vasquez, Ludivina; Cheever, Nancy A. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to find out if 3D stereoscopic presentation of information in a movie format changes a viewer's experience of the movie content. Four possible pathways from 3D presentation to memory and learning were considered: a direct connection based on cognitive neuroscience research; a connection through "immersion"…
Descriptors: Cues, Theaters, Measures (Individuals), Memory
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Kim, Hansung; Ji, Juye; Kao, Dennis – Social Work, 2011
The high risk of burnout in the social work profession is well established, but little is known about burnout's impact on the physical health of social workers. This article examines the relationship between burnout and physical health, using data from a longitudinal study of social workers. California-registered social workers (N = 406) were…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Burnout, Physical Health, Path Analysis
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Quirk, Matthew; Furlong, Michael; Lilles, Elena; Felix, Erika; Chin, Jenna – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2011
The low achievement of students from non-English-speaking households living in low socioeconomic contexts is associated with academic skill gaps evident at kindergarten entry. Yet, few cost-effective, valid instruments are available to assess these students' school readiness. To examine this topic, this longitudinal study followed 1,069 primarily…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Hispanic American Students, Reading Skills
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