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Le, Paul T.; Doughty, Leanne; Thompson, Amreen Nasim; Hartley, Laurel M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2019
Identity production is a complex process in which a person determines who he or she is via internal dialogue and sociocultural participation. Understanding identity production is important in biology education, because students' identities impact classroom experiences and their willingness to persist in the discipline. Thus, we suggest that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biology, Self Concept, Student Development
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Grajales, Tevni E.; Sommers, Brittany – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2016
This study observed the role of identity styles, identity commitment, and identity statuses in predicting religiosity in a sample of undergraduate students attending a Seventh-day Adventist university (N = 138). Two structural models were evaluated via path analysis. Results revealed two strong models for the prediction of religiosity. Identity…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Path Analysis, Prediction, Religion
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Kendall, Meagan R.; Denton, Maya; Choe, Nathan Hyungsok; Procter, Luis M.; Borrego, Maura – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2019
Contribution: This paper explores the factors contributing to the development of engineering identity in Latinx students at two institutions. A better understanding of these factors will support the development of more inclusive engineering education environments and experiences. Background: Persistence of Latinx engineering students is of…
Descriptors: Student Development, Self Concept, Hispanic American Students, Influences
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Sanchez, Delida – Journal of College Student Development, 2013
This study explored the relation between racial identity attitudes and ego identity statuses in 94 Dominican and Puerto Rican Latino college students in an urban public college setting. Simultaneous regression analyses were conducted to test the relation between racial identity attitudes and ego identity statuses, and findings indicated that…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Urban Schools
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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Johnson, Ane Turner – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
African higher education has been the site of repeated contestations over identity. Higher education institutions, as spaces made up of individuals claiming a diversity of identities, are susceptible to conflict when identities are influenced by politicians and paramilitary groups seeking to advance their political agendas on campus through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Unions, Violence
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Martin, Adrian D.; Strom, Kathryn J. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Despite current demographic imperatives, little is known about how teachers understand, construct, and enact their professional identities in relation to teaching English learners (ELs). This article, an empirical review of the literature on teacher identity and ELs, examines how teacher identity has been investigated among educators working in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Shalka, Tricia R. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Research confirms trauma as pervasive in college student populations. Yet, a literature gap exists regarding the intersection of trauma and college student development. The purpose of this constructivist grounded theory study, informed by situational analysis, was to understand how college student identity development is impacted by college…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Grounded Theory, Trauma, College Students
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Mu, Guanglun Michael; Zhang, Huajun; Cheng, Wei; Fang, Yangyang; Li, Shuguang; Wang, Xiangxu; Dooley, Karen – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
Current trends in the internationalization of doctoral programs require new understandings of the formation of scholarly identity. This study explores the utility of a cosmopolitan perspective. It reports on identity projects sparked by Chinese students' participation in a doctoral workshop in Australia; it highlights the realization, retrieval,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Scholarship, Self Concept
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Clayton, Ashley B.; Medina, Mary C.; Wiseman, Angela M. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2019
This qualitative study explores the college choice process and first-year experiences of first-generation college Latino students. Case study analysis was used with one-on-one interviews, revealing five emerging themes: (1) Latino identity expression; (2) first in the family; (3) desire for sense of community; (4) embracing Latino identity in…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Hispanic American Students, Case Studies, College Choice
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Lane, David J. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
This study investigated the effect of personal identity and social comparison on college graduation. First-year college students completed an online survey measuring exploration and commitment to personal identity and perceptions of the prototypical student. Those who perceived the typical student as favorable but dissimilar to themselves had the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Graduation, Self Concept, College Freshmen
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Jia, Fanli; Krettenauer, Tobias; Li, Lihong – Journal of Moral Education, 2019
Albeit the moral identity construct has gained a pivotal status in moral psychology, previous research largely neglected cultural differences. The present study investigated moral identity from a cross-cultural perspective by comparing Western (Canadian) and Eastern (Chinese) cultures in three different contexts: family, school and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Moral Values
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Sanchez, Delida – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2013
This study explored the relationships between racial identity attitudes and ego identity statuses among 255 Black Caribbean college students in the Northeast United States. Findings indicated that racial identity attitudes were predictive of ego identity statuses. Specifically, preencounter racial identity attitudes were predictive of lower scores…
Descriptors: Blacks, Racial Identification, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology)
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Bond, Bee – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines the multiple, intersecting identities expressed by international taught-post graduate students who are studying in a culture and language that is not their own. The study presented includes the collection of data around and beyond a planned pedagogical intervention on a pre-sessional EAP programme. The data were thematically…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, English for Academic Purposes
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Tian, Lu; McClain, Shannon; Moore, Marisa M.; Lloyd, Howard – Journal of International Students, 2019
There is a dearth of research examining psychosocial factors that contribute to Asian international students' acculturative stress. This study examines: (a) whether ethnic identity associates with acculturative stress, (b) whether other-group orientation mediates the relation between ethnic identity and acculturative stress, and (c) whether…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Self Concept, Acculturation, Foreign Students
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