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DesJardins, Stephen L.; Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Hossler, Donald; Chen, Jin – Review of Higher Education, 2019
There is a little information about whether and if so how student aspirations for college change over time. We introduce a conceptual model to explain how student aspirations may change over time, utilize panel methods to examine the extent to which this happens during high school, and investigate which factors are associated with such changes. We…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, High School Students, Grade 9, Grade 11
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Dumas, Tara M.; Davis, Jordan P.; Ellis, Wendy E. – Youth & Society, 2019
We examined the impact of adolescents' popularity motivations on their involvement in relational aggression perpetration and victimization, heavy drinking, and antiauthority behavior, while also considering the role of teens' perception of their own popularity and psychosocial adjustment. High school students (N = 986; 50% female; M[subscript age]…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Adolescents, Student Motivation, At Risk Students
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Cho, YoonJung; Kim, Minseong – Educational Psychology, 2019
The purpose of the study was to investigate the longitudinal reciprocal relationship between achievement goals and self-determined motivation of students transitioning from middle school to high school. Participants were 3343 students from 9th to 11th grade. The overall results showed that varying degrees of self-determined motivation from middle…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Self Determination, Longitudinal Studies, Student Motivation
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Felix, Erika D.; Binmoeller, Cecile; Sharkey, Jill D.; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; Latham, Nicole – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Identifying patterns of victimization continuity and discontinuity over time can inform school-based efforts to prevent and intervene with peer victimization. We conducted a four-wave longitudinal study of students through their transition from middle to high school. Participants were 135 diverse students from Grade 8 to Grade 11 who completed…
Descriptors: Social Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment, Mental Health, Life Satisfaction