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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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Robbins, Claire Kathleen; Johnson, Nicole J.; Pete, Kendall; Porcaro, Gabby; Accapadi, Mamta Motwani; Kniess, Dena – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
By integrating their own narratives with theory and research, the authors share practical implications of the complex relationship between professional role transitions and multiple social identities.
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Role, Career Change, Identification (Psychology)
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Kaplan, Avi; Garner, Joanna K. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Current prominent models of identity face challenges in bridging across divergent perspectives and apparent dichotomies such as personal or social-collective, conscious or unconscious, and epigenetic or discursive-relational, and affording pursuit of research questions that allows integrative answers. This article presents a coherent theoretical…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Identification (Psychology), Role, Individual Development
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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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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
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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Parker, Elizabeth Cassidy – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this grounded theory study was to describe the process of adolescent choral singers' social identity development within three midsized, midwestern high school mixed choirs. Forty-nine interviews were conducted with 36 different participants. Secondary data sources included memoing, observations, and interviews with the choir…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Grounded Theory, Adolescents
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Matthews, Jamaal S.; Banerjee, Meeta; Lauermann, Fani – Child Development, 2014
Identity is often studied as a motivational construct within research on adolescent development and education. However, differential dimensions of identity, as a set of internal values versus external perceptions of social belonging, may relate to motivation in distinct ways. Utilizing a sample of 600 African American and Latino adolescents (43%…
Descriptors: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Identification (Psychology), Social Influences
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Beltrán-Carrillo, Vicente J.; Devís-Devís, José; Peiró-Velert, Carmen – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Drawing on semi-structured interviews with older adolescents, this article examines how healthism, ideal body discourses and performative body discourses influence their (non)participation in physical activity (PA) and their identity construction concerning exercise, sport and physical education. We illustrate that body transformation through PA,…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Late Adolescents, Health, Physical Activity Level
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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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Little, Sabine; Al Wahaibi, Suad – Multicultural Education Review, 2017
This paper reports a research study of Omani EFL learners' motivation to engage in social technologies through the medium of English, adopting Dörnyei's L2 Motivational Self System as the main theoretical framework, whilst exploring other emergent context-sensitive motivational driving forces. The purpose of the research study was to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Motivation
Zavala, Maria R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Decades of research document underperformance of Latino/a youth in mathematics, yet little is known about the day-to-day mathematics socialization of Latino/a youth. This research used qualitative case studies of two Algebra 1 classrooms and seven Latino/a focal students to document and describe two major influences on Latino/a youths'…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Socialization, Mathematics Instruction, Qualitative Research
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Kaufman, Peter – New Directions for Higher Education, 2014
The dominant paradigm in the literature of college student development reflects a cognitive or psychological bias when considering the effect that college has on students. This chapter offers an alternative perspective by recognizing college as a social process and subsequently examines students' identity formation from a sociological…
Descriptors: College Students, Identification (Psychology), Social Influences, Sociology
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Rosch, David M.; Collier, Daniel; Thompson, Sara E. – Journal of College Student Development, 2015
This exploratory study examined the motivation to lead of a random sample of 1,338 undergraduate students to determine the degree to which motivation to lead can predict leadership behaviors. Results suggested that students' internal self-identity as a leader positively predicted behavior, while their "social normative" motivation to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Leadership, Student Motivation, Predictor Variables
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Tai, JuanAnn – Research in Dance Education, 2014
The National Student Dance Competition is a significant annual event in the field of dance in Taiwan supervised by the Ministry of Education. Dance pupils who participate in this competition are under the influence of their instructors and thus tend to reproduce the same culture in their socialization process. By using the Bourdieuian concepts of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Competition, Socialization
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