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Sabato, Todd – College Student Journal, 2016
Objective: To compare alcohol, tobacco, and illicit or nonmedical drug use behaviors and self-reported consequences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students to cross-ethnic peers. Participants: A sample of 114,816 undergraduates between 18 and 24 completing the National College Health Assessment between 2011 and 2014 were used.…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Minority Groups, Sexuality, Prevention
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Huynh, Virginia W.; Chiang, Jessica J. – Youth & Society, 2018
Despite adolescence being a period marked by significant social changes, research on social status focuses largely on adults. This study examined whether school and societal subjective social status (SSS) are differentially associated with adolescent health above and beyond objective socioeconomic status (SES), and explored pathways linking SSS to…
Descriptors: Social Status, Health, Correlation, Stress Variables
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Diemer, Matthew A.; Wang, Qiu; Moore, Traymanesha; Gregory, Shannon R.; Hatcher, Keisha M.; Voight, Adam M. – Developmental Psychology, 2010
Structural barriers constrain marginalized youths' development of work salience and vocational expectations. Sociopolitical development (SPD), the consciousness of, and motivation to reduce, sociopolitical inequality, may facilitate the negotiation of structural constraints. A structural model of SPD's impact on work salience and vocational…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Youth, Asian Americans, African Americans
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Borman, Geoffrey D.; Choi, Yeseul; Hall, Garret J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2021
Stereotype threat has been shown to have deleterious impacts on the short- and long-term academic performance and psychological well-being of racial and ethnic minority students. Psychological variables related to this identity threat represent significant sources of achievement and attainment gaps relative to nonstereotyped Asian and white…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Racial Bias, Ethnicity
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Hahm, Hyeouk C.; Lahiff, Maureen; Guterman, Neil B. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2004
This study examines the association between acculturation and subsequent binge drinking among Asian American adolescents and investigates the mediating effect of friends' alcohol and tobacco use. Data from a nationally representative sample of 714 Asian American adolescents in grades 7 to 12 were analyzed. There was no gender difference in terms…
Descriptors: Smoking, Prevention, Acculturation, Drinking
Goff, Brenton – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Although most of the writing in high school English Language Arts (ELA) classrooms is about literature and although there have been incessant calls for changing the practices of teaching and learning literature, only meager amounts of research have been conducted in these interrelated domains of the field. Accordingly, this dissertation seeks to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, English, Language Arts, Teaching Methods
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Lopez, Anna B.; Huynh, Virginia W.; Fuligni, Andrew J. – Child Development, 2011
To examine the development of religious identity during the teenage years, adolescents (N = 477) from Latin American, Asian, and European backgrounds completed questionnaires in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades (10th grade age: M = 15.81, SD = 0.36). Results indicated that religious identity remained stable across high school whereas religious…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Religion, Identification (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies
McMurrer, Jennifer; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2011
This report by the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit organization, examines trends in the achievement of high school students on the state reading/English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests used for accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). In most states, these tests are first administered in grade…
Descriptors: High School Students, Federal Legislation, Language Arts, American Indians
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Song, Suzan J.; Ziegler, Robert; Arsenault, Lisa; Fried, Lise E.; Hacker, Karen – Journal of School Nursing, 2011
There are inconsistent findings about depression in Asians. This study examined risk factors for depression in Asian and Caucasian adolescents. Stratified bivariate secondary analyses of risk indicators and depressed mood were performed in this cross-sectional study of high school survey data (9th to 12th grades) from 2,542 students (198 Asian).…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Adolescents, Whites, Depression (Psychology)
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Fried, Lise E.; Williams, Sandra; Cabral, Howard; Hacker, Karen – Journal of School Nursing, 2013
The purpose of the study is to assess the relationship between timing of adolescent development and risk factors for suicide. Nationally representative data from the Add Health survey were used. The relationship of sociodemographic characteristics, known risk factors, and physical developmental timing and cognitive developmental style to suicide…
Descriptors: Risk, Suicide, High School Students, Death
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Lessne, Deborah; Yanez, Christina – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This document reports data from the 2015 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The Web Tables show the extent to which students with different personal characteristics report being bullied. Estimates include responses by student characteristics: student sex, race/ethnicity, grade, and household income.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Reaction, Crime, School Statistics
ACT, Inc., 2012
Last year, Hispanic and African American high school graduates met ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks in English, reading, mathematics, and science at substantially lower rates than did Asian and White graduates. For example, the rate of White graduates who were college ready in English (77%) was twice that of their African American peers (35%).…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Academic Achievement
Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2010
More than one-fifth of the nation's public school students are Latino. By 2025, the share of Latino children is projected to increase to nearly 3 in 10 school-age children (Fry & Passel, 2009). The fast-growing Latino student population will shape the nation's future, so it is critical that these students are well-prepared for college,…
Descriptors: Test Results, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Smith, Feon M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of the quantitative research study was to determine if participation in the Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) led to significant differences in the math and reading/language arts scores on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2), between students who participated in the program compared to students who…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Health Sciences
Kober, Nancy; Chudowsky, Naomi; Chudowsky, Victor – Center on Education Policy, 2010
After eight years of implementing the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and other school reforms, how much progress have states, school districts, and schools made in raising achievement for students from all backgrounds and closing achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, income, and gender? To help answer this question, the Center on…
Descriptors: Income, Federal Legislation, American Indians, Academic Achievement
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