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Lauermann, Fani; Tsai, Yi-Miau; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Which occupation to pursue is one of the more consequential decisions people make and represents a key developmental task. Yet the underlying developmental processes associated with either individual or group differences in occupational choices are still not well understood. This study contributes toward filling this gap, focusing in particular on…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, Career Choice, Gender Differences, Adolescents
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Sparks, Richard L.; Patton, Jon; Ganschow, Leonore; Humbach, Nancy – Applied Psycholinguistics, 2009
Fifty-four students were followed over 10 years beginning in first grade to determine best predictors of oral and written second language (L2) proficiency. Predictor variables included measures of first language (L1) skill administered in first through fifth grades, L1 academic aptitude, L2 aptitude (Modern Language Aptitude Test), and L2 affect…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Predictor Variables, Aptitude Tests, Decoding (Reading)