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Freed, Allison – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Environmental education scholars have argued for the need to focus on identity as a more predictive factor than attitude of individuals' environmental behavior. We examine individuals' decision-making as a mediating process between identity and behavior. University undergraduates (N = 299) were surveyed, with a select sub-sample interviewed. As…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Self Concept, Environmental Education, Undergraduate Students
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Glenn, Wendy; Ginsberg, Ricki; King-Watkins, Danielle – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
This phenomenological case study explores the persistence of high school readers labeled as struggling as they described their responses to recurring, consistent, externally originating challenges to positive reading identities growing from their experiences in a Young Adult Literature (YAL) course. Through application of Weinreich's identity…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Reading Difficulties, Case Studies, Phenomenology
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Krettenauer, Tobias; Victor, Rosemary – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Moral identity research to date has largely failed to provide evidence for developmental trends in moral identity, presumably because of restrictions in the age range of studies and the use of moral identity measures that are insensitive to age-related change. The present study investigated moral identity motivation across a broad age range (14-65…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Moral Values, Self Concept, Motivation
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine; Papoi, Kristin; Venegas, Patricia; Hamman, Laura; Schwabenbauer, Briana – Journal of Literacy Research, 2017
We cast our lens on intersectional networks of identity negotiated by young children in immigrant families. Although some scholars discuss identity construction, we reference identity negotiation to capture the active, strategic, and agential work that we witnessed in our study. We begin by synthesizing relevant research on children's identity…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Young Children, Identification (Psychology), Case Studies
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Comanaru, Ruxandra-Silvia; Noels, Kimberly A.; Dewaele, Jean-Marc – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Studies of bicultural identity have claimed conflict--harmony and distance--overlap as relevant axes for describing bicultural identity, whereas other research emphasises variations across social situations. Based on this literature and focus group interviews, the bicultural identity of 300 young adults from immigrant families was examined, and a…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Self Concept, Factor Structure, Immigrants
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Turner, Lynda; Tobbell, Jane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article considers ethnographic data collected during undergraduate students' transition to higher education. Drawing on communities of practice theory, the research focuses on the psychological process of identity as a trajectory, considering how reconciliation and negotiation of identities across and between communities influence transition.…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Interviews, Undergraduate Students, Observation
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Brue, Krystal L.; Brue, Shawn A. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
This article analyzes women's only leadership development training to determine how leadership roles are conceptualized and implemented, how women independently and collectively construct new leadership role identities, and how leadership identities are retained post training. Themes of nested validation, accepting the belonging narrative,…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Leadership Training, Females, Self Concept
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Frankel, Katherine K. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
Studies of high school literacy intervention classes have measured reading gains through standardized assessments, but few have considered the impact on students' identities. In this embedded case study, I used theories of identity and positioning to answer two research questions: How did institutional and interpersonal acts of positioning in two…
Descriptors: Intervention, High School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction
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Jensen, Dorthe Høj; Jetten, Jolanda – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
A large body of work shows that the development of students' academic and professional identity positively predicts achievement in higher education. Despite this, there is also evidence that students have great difficulty developing both types of identity. Drawing from Honneth's [2003a. "Behovet for anerkendelse. En tekstsamling"…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Professional Identity, Qualitative Research, Barriers
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Jaber, Rowaida; Kennedy, Eileen – Distance Education, 2017
This paper argues that identity may be key to understanding why social presence has been considered so important to successful learning experiences. A qualitative case study of 10 students and 4 tutors in an online postgraduate education program was conducted. The research applied the work of Goffman to explain the relationship between social…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Courses, Distance Education
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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
Li, Kang – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This phenomenological study investigated the lived experiences of identity development of Chinese graduate students in the United States. Through in-depth interviews with 15 participants at a Midwestern research university, the study found that the majority of Chinese graduate students came with a strong student identity that conflated with…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Asians, Graduate Students, Barriers
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Hikida, Michiko – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Many students of color who are also identified as "struggling" readers are likely to have negative experiences in school. In this article, I discuss the findings of a case study examining how reader identities emerged in and through language for such students. The discourse data analyzed here concern an interactional pattern in which the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Minority Group Students, Disadvantaged, Self Concept
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Taira, Kazufumi; Yamauchi, Lois A. – Journal of International Students, 2018
After Japan's annexation in 1879, Okinawa came under the unprecedented influence of Japanization. This research examined how learning in Hawai'i influenced the Okinawan sense of identity of 11 Okinawan students. Grounded theory analysis of interview transcripts indicated that students became more conscious as Okinawan through encounters and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Students, Asians, Hawaiians
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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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