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Baratta, Alex; Smith, Paul Vincent – Educational Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways in which religious students manage the dual identities of student and member of faith. If an "identity clash" occurs, how is it managed? A total of 17 students from a British university were interviewed to investigate the nature of this identity management. The results show that many…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Role Conflict
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Shannon N. Davis,; Wagner, Sarah E. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
Disciplinary identity, or connection to a particular academic discipline, is constructed through a developmental process across a scholar's academic life course. Using unique data from an online survey of students at four different types of colleges and universities, this study investigates the extent to which disciplinary identity among…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Human Capital, Undergraduate Students, Correlation
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Xu, Cora Lingling; Yang, Miaoyan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of educational mobilities on the ethnic identity construction of minority students in China. Adopting 'temporality' as an analytical tool, the article highlights the dynamic temporal multiplicity in ethnic identity construction by comparing longitudinal in-depth interviews of a Mongolian student and a Tibetan…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Self Concept, Comparative Analysis
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Crawford, Troy; Lengeling, Martha; Mora Pablo, Irasema; Heredia Ocampo, Rocío – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This paper explores the construction of identity in an academic learning environment in Central Mexico, and shows how identity may be linked to non-language factors such as emotions or family. These issues are associated with elements of hybrid identity. To analyze this we draw on language choice as a tool used for the construction of identity and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Foreign Countries
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Rodriguez, Sarah; Cunningham, Kelly; Jordan, Alec – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
This qualitative, phenomenological research study explored how 17 Latina undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors developed their STEM identities. The study focused on the role that self- and outside recognition as a STEM individual played in the process. Interviews revealed students' self-recognition in many…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Hispanic American Students, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology)
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Duran, Antonio; Jones, Susan R. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
With intersectional frameworks gaining in popularity within higher education scholarship, we explored the potential of intersectionality to produce nuanced understandings of college student identity without obscuring its mission to examine overlapping axes of power. This article highlights significant areas for consideration for qualitative…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Higher Education, College Students, Power Structure
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Yazan, Bedrettin – TESOL Journal, 2019
Recent work on the theorization and exploration of language teacher identity contends that teacher education practices should focus on teacher identity as an explicit focus, yet little is known regarding how teacher identity can be integrated in TESOL teacher education. This article describes a teacher learning tool called "critical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Professional Identity
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Al Diyar, Mosaad Abu; Salem, Ashraf Atta M. S. – International Education Studies, 2015
The current study aimed at investigating the Ego-identity components and the disparity of these components in relation to the psychological security of adolescents in Egypt. The sample of the study consisted of (400) male and female adolescents. The researchers used two main instruments; the psychological security scale and the Ego-identity scale.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Psychological Patterns, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Osman, Pepe – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
The aim of this research is to assess the predictive power of the success tendency and ego identity status of the students of Physical Education and Sports Teaching Department. 581 students of Physical Education and Sports Teaching Department in Kayseri, Nigde, Burdur, Bolu and Diyarbakir participated in this research. The acquired results were…
Descriptors: Self Concept, College Students, Physical Education, Correlation
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Dou, Remy; Hazari, Zahra; Dabney, Katherine; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip – Science Education, 2019
In this paper, we examine the relationship between participants' childhood science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related experiences, their STEM identity (i.e., seeing oneself as a STEM person), and their college career intentions. Whereas some evidence supports the importance of childhood (i.e., K-4) informal STEM education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Self Concept, Student Interests, Science Careers
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Cockain, Alex – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2016
Based upon ethnographic research, this article explores undergraduate students' experiences at a normal university in Shanghai focusing on the types of identities and forms of sociality emerging therein. Although students' symptoms of disappointment seem to indicate the power of university experiences to extinguish purposeful action, this article…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Self Concept, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Martinez-Vogt, Emily – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This theoretical paper is based on a larger study focused on understanding the experiences of Latina community college students. The purpose of this paper is to expand upon the Silence to Resilience Model, which involves four phases that Latinas encounter upon or throughout their transition to community college including: (1) Racism on campus, (2)…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Females, Two Year College Students, Resilience (Psychology)
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Hammond, Shane Patrick – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This qualitative study illustrates how complex perceptions of identity influence the community college experience for student veterans who have been in combat, creating barriers to their overall persistence. The collective experiences of student combat veterans at two community colleges in northwestern Massachusetts are presented, and a Combat…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Veterans, Veterans Education
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Sanya Pelini, Eunice – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
A teacher's representation of self is crucial in how they construct their identity. In this article, it is argued that pre-service teachers' identities are intricately linked to their perceptions of the teaching profession. This paper explores the social construction of identity among pre-service teachers and the implications for professional…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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McClain, Shannon; Beasley, Samuel T.; Jones, Bianca; Awosogba, Olufunke; Jackson, Stacey; Cokley, Kevin – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2016
This study examined ethnic identity, racial centrality, minority status stress, and impostor feelings as predictors of mental health in a sample of 218 Black college students. Ethnic identity was found to be a significant positive predictor of mental health, whereas minority status stress and impostor feelings were significant negative predictors.…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Racial Identification, Ethnicity
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