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Yip, Tiffany – Child Development, 2014
The current study explores the intersection of ethnic identity development and significance in a sample of 354 diverse adolescents (mean age 14). Adolescents completed surveys five times a day for 1 week. Cluster analyses revealed four identity clusters: diffused, foreclosed, moratorium, and achieved. Achieved adolescents reported the highest…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology), Adolescents, Surveys
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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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Yip, Tiffany; Seaton, Eleanor K.; Sellers, Robert M. – Child Development, 2010
Among 224 African American adolescents (mean age = 14), the associations between interracial and intraracial contact and school-level diversity on changes in racial identity over a 3-year period were examined. Youths were determined to be diffused, foreclosed, moratorium, or achieved, and change or stability in identity status was examined.…
Descriptors: African Americans, Racial Identification, Adolescents, Self Concept
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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; Douglass, Sara; Shelton, J. Nicole – Child Development, 2013
This study examined the daily-level association between contact with same-ethnic others and ethnic private regard among 132 Asian adolescents (mean age = 14 years) attending four high schools ranging in ethnic composition diversity. The data suggest a positive daily-level association between contact with same-ethnic others and ethnic private…
Descriptors: Asians, Adolescents, Ethnicity, Self Concept
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Hurd, Noelle M.; Sanchez, Bernadette; Zimmerman, Marc A.; Caldwell, Cleopatra H. – Child Development, 2012
The present study explored how relationships with natural mentors may contribute to African American adolescents' long-term educational attainment by influencing adolescents' racial identity and academic beliefs. This study included 541 academically at-risk African American adolescents transitioning into adulthood. The mean age of participants at…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Adolescents, Racial Identification, Mentors
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Verkuyten, Maykel; Thijs, Jochem; Stevens, Gonneke – Child Development, 2012
This study investigates the relation between religious group identification and ethnic and national identity among Moroccan-Dutch Muslim adolescents (11-18 years) and their parents (n = 369). Compared to their parents, adolescents showed higher national identification and lower religious and ethnic group identification. However, for adolescents…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Comparative Analysis, Adolescents, Ethnicity
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Syed, Moin; Goza, Barbara K.; Chemers, Martin M.; Zurbriggen, Eileen L. – Child Development, 2012
This short-term longitudinal study examined (a) adolescents' contact with mentors who share their background in relation to the importance they place on having such mentors, and (b) the associations of these perceptions with self-efficacy, identity, and commitment to a science career. Participants were 265 ethnically diverse adolescents (M age =…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Mentors, Self Efficacy, Adolescents
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Seaton, Eleanor K.; Upton, Rachel; Gilbert, Adrianne; Volpe, Vanessa – Child Development, 2014
This study examined a moderated mediation model among 314 Black adolescents aged 13-18. The model included general coping strategies (e.g., active, distracting, avoidant, and support-seeking strategies) as mediators and racial identity dimensions (racial centrality, private regard, public regard, minority, assimilationist, and humanist ideologies)…
Descriptors: African Americans, Adolescents, Models, Coping
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Seaton, Eleanor K.; Yip, Tiffany; Sellers, Robert M. – Child Development, 2009
This study tested the longitudinal association between perceptions of racial discrimination and racial identity among a sample of 219 African American adolescents, aged 14 to 18. Structural equation modeling was used to test relations between perceptions of racial discrimination and racial identity dimensions, namely, racial centrality, private…
Descriptors: African Americans, Structural Equation Models, Racial Discrimination, Racial Identification
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Supple, Andrew J.; Ghazarian, Sharon R.; Frabutt, James M.; Plunkett, Scott W.; Sands, Tovah – Child Development, 2006
This study examined the association between 3 components of ethnic identity (exploration, resolution, and affirmation) and factors related to family, neighborhood, and individual characteristics. The purpose was to identity factors that are positively associated with adolescent ethnic identity among a sample of 187 Latino adolescents with a mean…
Descriptors: Correlation, Family Influence, Social Influences, Hispanic Americans
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Cvencek, Dario; Meltzoff, Andrew N.; Greenwald, Anthony G. – Child Development, 2011
A total of 247 American children between 6 and 10 years of age (126 girls and 121 boys) completed Implicit Association Tests and explicit self-report measures assessing the association of (a) "me" with "male" (gender identity), (b) "male" with "math" (math-gender stereotype), and (c) "me" with "math" (math self-concept). Two findings emerged.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Sex Stereotypes, Tests, Measures (Individuals)
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Altschul, Inna; Oyserman, Daphna; Bybee, Deborah – Child Development, 2006
Three aspects of racial-ethnic identity (REI)--feeling connected to one's racial-ethnic group (Connectedness), being aware that others may not value the in-group (Awareness of Racism), and feeling that one's in-group is characterized by academic attainment (Embedded Achievement)--were hypothesized to promote academic achievement. Youth randomly…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Racial Identification, Ethnicity, Academic Achievement