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Chen, Xiaochen; Graham, Sandra – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Asian American students often report lower self-esteem than their peers from other racial groups even though they are doing better academically. The current study attempted to explore this paradox from an attributional perspective. Academic achievement, self-esteem and attributions for academic failures (i.e., low ability and low effort) were…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, African American Students, White Students, Hispanic American Students
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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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Shakeel, M. Danish; Peterson, Paul E. – Journal of School Choice, 2020
We use a quadratic equation to estimate trends in cohort performances in the charter and district sectors on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 4th and 8th grade between 2005 and 2017. Data consist of over four million test observations of nationally representative samples of students on seven separate math and reading tests. We…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, Trend Analysis, Reading Tests
Shakeel, M. Danish; Peterson, Paul E. – Program on Education Policy and Governance, 2020
We use a quadratic equation to estimate trends in cohort performances in the charter and district sectors on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 4th and 8th grade between 2005 and 2017. Data consist of over four million test observations of nationally representative samples of students on seven separate math and reading tests. We…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Grade 4, Grade 8, National Competency Tests
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Romero, Andrea J.; Carvajal, Scott C.; Valle, Fabian; Orduna, Michele – Journal of Community Psychology, 2007
The perception of bicultural stress, stress due to discrimination/prejudice, immigration, and acculturation, was investigated in relation to mental well-being in a sample of urban Latino (n = 304), European American (n = 215), and Asian American (n = 131) 8th grade students. Bicultural stress was reported by all ethnic groups and was significantly…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Adolescents, Grade 8, Cultural Context
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Mofield, Emily L.; Parker Peters, Megan – Roeper Review, 2015
Researchers explored the typology of perfectionism among 153 (46% male, 54% female; 88% White, 8% African American, 5% Asian American, 4% Hispanic, 1% Other) suburban gifted adolescents and compared perfectionism scores (using the Goals and Work Habits Survey, a modification of Frost's Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale [F-MPS]) to samples of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Gifted, Adolescents, Suburbs
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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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Tran, Dianna; Braungart-Rieker, Julie; Wang, Lijuan – Developmental Psychology, 2021
Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-K; N = 6,420; 67.9% White/non-Hispanic, 15% Hispanic, 13% Black/non-Hispanic, 2% Asian, 3% Native American/Alaska Native; 25% of parents' income <$25,000, 25% = $25,001 to $45,000, 29% = $45,001 to $75,000, 20% = $75,001 or greater) were used to test structural equation models in which…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Discipline, Child Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Warne, Russell T. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Above-level testing is the practice of administering aptitude or academic achievement tests that are designed for typical students in higher grades or older age-groups to gifted or high-achieving students. Although widely accepted in gifted education, above-level testing has not been subject to careful psychometric scrutiny. In this study, I…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Corwyn, Robert F.; Bradley, Robert H. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2008
Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), the authors investigate whether four groups of Asian Americans (Chinese, Korean, Filipino, and South East Asian) show comparable scores on variables that past studies have found to be related to academic achievement and whether these variables similarly predict academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade 8, Asian Americans, Ethnic Stereotypes
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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
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Yu, Chong Ho – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2012
Many American authors expressed their concern that US competitiveness in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is losing ground. Using the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2007 data, this study investigated how academic self-concept and instrumental motivation influence science test performance among…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Tests, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
Bilgin, Ali; Boedeker, Peter; Capraro, Robert M.; Capraro, Mary M. – Online Submission, 2015
Vocabulary is at the surface level of language usage; thus, students need to develop mathematical and scientific vocabulary to be able to explicitly communicate their mathematical and scientific reasoning with others. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have both created…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Problem Based Learning, Vocabulary Skills, Vocabulary Development
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
Last, Martha C. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This is a causal comparative research study that investigates the effects of poverty on student academic achievement within various subgroups in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, NY. Existing data for approximately 124 school districts from the published New York State Report Card (NYSRC) were used to operationalize the study. The…
Descriptors: Poverty, Academic Achievement, Counties, Comparative Analysis
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