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Cribbs, Jennifer D.; Hazari, Zahra; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M. – Child Development, 2015
This article empirically tests a previously developed theoretical framework for mathematics identity based on students' beliefs. The study employs data from more than 9,000 college calculus students across the United States to build a robust structural equation model. While it is generally thought that students' beliefs about their own competence…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models, College Students
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Katsiaficas, Dalal; Volpe, Vanessa; Raza, Syeda S.; Garcia, Yuliana – Child Development, 2019
This study examined civic engagement in a sample of 790 undocumented Latinx undergraduates (aged 18-30). The relations between social supports (campus safe spaces and peer support) and civic engagement and whether a strong sense of undocumented identity mediated this relation were examined. Competing statistical models examined the role of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Undocumented Immigrants, Public Policy, Hispanic American Students
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Yip, Tiffany; Seaton, Eleanor K.; Sellers, Robert M. – Child Development, 2006
Cluster analytic methods were used to create 4 theorized ethnic identity statuses (achieved, foreclosed, moratorium, and diffused) among 940 African American adolescents (13-17 years old), college students (18-23 years old), and adults (27-78 years old). Evidence for the existence of 4 identity statuses was found across the 3 age groups. The…
Descriptors: African Americans, Racial Identification, Depression (Psychology), Adolescents