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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)
Kouzoukas, Georgia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With a considerable focus to increase America's degree completion rates amongst our diverse population, higher education policymakers and researchers have examined the college access, persistence, and completion rates of first-generation students. However, minimal research has addressed the heterogeneous student population through a gendered or…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Females, Self Concept, Student Development
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Glenn, Wendy J. – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This qualitative literary analysis explores the intersection of place, space, and identity in two novels for young adults to explore how the provision of a new physical place provides space for independence development among female teen protagonists and the implications of this development given the authors' identities as non-US authors writing…
Descriptors: Novels, Adolescent Literature, Females, Self Concept
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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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Muhammad, Gholnecsar E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
Identity and literacy development are two critical processes shaping the life trajectories of adolescents. Identity development in particular can present unique issues for Black adolescent girls, who are positioned in ways to negotiate their identity(ies) when presented with hegemonic language and representations of what is beauty and what is…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Literacy, Classrooms
Vandenberg, Jeanne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a growing societal problem that has been increasing among college students. Previous research on this population is limited and even fewer studies focus on women. The purpose of this quantitative study is to understand the developmental task of ego identity status for female college students with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Self Concept
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Black, Laura; Williams, Julian – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2013
This paper builds on previous work (Black et al., "Educational Studies in Mathematics" 73(1):55-72, 2010) which developed the notion of a "leading identity" (derived from Leont'ev's concept of "leading activity") which, we argued, defined students' motive for studying during late adolescence. We…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Case Studies, Identification (Psychology), Mathematics
Boyd, Monica F. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of fitting-in and belonging on African American women enrolled in graduate counseling programs attending a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). This study examined how racial identity influenced each woman's unique experiences of fitting-in and belonging. Each participant had to…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Graduate Students, Racial Composition
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Walseth, Kristin; Aartun, Iselin; Engelsrud, Gunn – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
Girls' identity constructions are influenced by the dominant sport, health and beauty discourses in their society. Recent research indicates that sport and health discourses embedded in physical education (PE) compete for influence. Some of these studies have illustrated how these discourses inform girls' social construction of body ideals and…
Descriptors: Females, Human Body, Physical Education, Physical Fitness
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Kang, Hosun; Calabrese Barton, Angela; Tan, Edna; Simpkins, Sandra; Rhee, Hyang-yon; Turner, Chandler – Science Education, 2019
This study explores ways to support girls of color in forming their senses of selves in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the middle school years. Guided by social practice theory, we analyzed a large data set of survey responses (n = 1,821) collected at five middle schools in low-income communities across four states in the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Minority Group Students, STEM Education
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Townsend, Tiffany G.; Thomas, Anita Jones; Neilands, Torsten B.; Jackson, Tiffany R. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2010
Scholars have highlighted the detrimental influence of racially charged stereotypes and images on self-perception and well being. Others have suggested that identity components (e.g., ethnic identity and self-concept) serve a protective function. The purposes of this study were (a) to explore the relationship among stereotypic images, beauty…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Females, Well Being, Interaction
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Short, Ellen L.; Williams, Wendi S. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2014
This article will present two models for conducting group work with Women of Color (WOC): the SisterCircle Approach and the Group Relations Model. The authors contend that the models, when used together, combine an internal and external focus ("inside out") of group work that can assist group workers to conduct individual and group-level…
Descriptors: Females, Minority Groups, Best Practices, Group Counseling
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Elmore, Kristen C.; Oyserman, Daphna – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2012
Gender matters in the classroom, but not in the way people may assume; girls are outperforming boys. Identity-based motivation (IBM) theory explains why: People prefer to act in ways that feel in-line with important social identities such as gender. If a behavior feels identity-congruent, difficulty is interpreted as meaning that the behavior is…
Descriptors: Research Design, Females, Self Concept, Motivation
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Neal-Jackson, Alaina – Review of Educational Research, 2018
There has been a paucity of research on the educational experiences of young Black women in U.S. K-12 education. Although both Black male and female students experience constrained opportunities to learn, the popular and academic conversation has almost unilaterally focused on the plight of Black boys and men. Drawing on critical race theory, this…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, African American Students, Gender Differences, Critical Theory
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Weiner, Jennie Miles; Burton, Laura J. – Harvard Educational Review, 2016
In this study of nine participants in a turnaround principal preparation program, Jennie Miles Weiner and Laura J. Burton explore how gender role identity shaped participants' views of effective principal leadership and their place within it. The authors find that although female and male participants initially framed effective leadership…
Descriptors: Principals, Gender Issues, Sex Role, Identification (Psychology)
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