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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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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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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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Harris, Jessica C.; Patton, Lori D. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
This study examines how directors of Black culture centers (BCCs) address Black students' intersectional identities. We highlight the challenges that directors of BCCs face as they attempt to preserve a race salient agenda, while accounting for other critical facets of students' social identities. Findings explore how directors hold differing…
Descriptors: Cultural Centers, African American Culture, African American Students, Administrators
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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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Close, Eleanor W.; Conn, Jessica; Close, Hunter G. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2016
In this study, we analyze the experience of students in the Physics Learning Assistant (LA) program at Texas State University in terms of the existing theoretical frameworks of "community of practice" and "physics identity," and explore the implications suggested by these theories for LA program adoption and adaptation.…
Descriptors: Physics, Identification (Psychology), Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Orozco, Roberto C.; Perez-Felkner, Lara – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
This essay aims to enhance our conceptual understanding of students with intersectional identities, specifically gay Latino men in college. We first explain how ethnic, gender, and sexual identities can act as compounding influences. Second, we review two distinct but complementary developmental theories. "Conocimiento" captures the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Homosexuality, Ethnicity
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Passini, Stefano – Journal of Moral Education, 2016
Research has analyzed the relationship between moral identity--the extent to which people experience their moral character as being central to their self-conception--and the inclusion of other people within one's own moral circle. These studies underline that the higher the moral identity, the larger the moral circle. However, recent studies have…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Identification (Psychology), Self Concept, Interpersonal Relationship
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Curnow, Joe; Davis, Amil; Asher, Lila – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
In this article, we explore longitudinal video data from the student activist group Fossil Free UofT to analyze what it means to become politicized. We argue that politicization is a sociocultural learning process, not merely a process of conceptual development or cognitive change, but a simultaneous process of conceptual, practical,…
Descriptors: Political Socialization, Activism, Epistemology, Self Concept
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Irving, Paul W.; Sayre, Eleanor C. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2013
As part of a longitudinal study into identity development in upper-level physics students a phenomenographic research method is employed to assess the stages of identity development of a group of upper-level students. Three categories of description were discovered which indicate the three different stages of identity development for this group…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Physics, Science Education, College Science
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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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Gao, Fang – Gender and Education, 2018
Research on university-educated Muslim women in different cultural contexts has displayed an intricate and paradoxical connection between experiences of higher education and identity mediation. A traditional model conceptualizes Muslim female university students as 'rebels' against their heritage religion and culture. Recent developments in the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Walker, J. D.; Wassenberg, Deena; Franta, Gabriel; Cotner, Sehoya – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Certain scientific conclusions are controversial, in that they are rejected by a substantial proportion of nonscientists despite an overwhelming scientific consensus. Science educators are motivated to help students understand the evidence behind the scientific consensus on these matters and to move students' views into alignment with those held…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Resistance (Psychology), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Scientific Attitudes
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Hill, Sophia; Ben Hagai, Ella; Zurbriggen, Eileen L. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2018
Influenced by social identity theory, psychologists have focused primarily on the role of shared identity in leading people to engage in collective action. In this study, we are concerned with the factors that lead individuals who do not share a collective identity to act in solidarity with an outgroup. We explored this question by looking at the…
Descriptors: Activism, Conflict, War, Social Action
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Hen, Meirav; Kraus, Eran; Goroshit, Marina – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2016
The present research investigates the differences in attitudes toward multiculturalism and the level of ethnic identification among Arab and Jewish students in Israel. In addition, ethnic group effects on the relationship between the two variables were examined. Based on a sample of 142 college students, the findings indicated that Arab students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnicity, Self Concept, Cultural Pluralism
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