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Rivas-Drake, Deborah; Saleem, Muniba; Schaefer, David R.; Medina, Michael; Jagers, Robert – Child Development, 2019
This study offers new insights into the power of peer networks for shaping intergroup relations in a diverse school. Data were drawn from a longitudinal study of sixth-eighth graders (N = 524; M[subscript ageT1] = 11.87; 48% girls; 9% Asian American/Pacific Islander, 28% African American, 13% Latino, 1% Native American, 31% White, 5% Other, and…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Grade 6, Intergroup Relations, Peer Relationship
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Gershoff, Elizabeth T.; Lansford, Jennifer E.; Sexton, Holly R.; Davis-Kean, Pamela; Sameroff, Arnold J. – Child Development, 2012
This study examined whether the longitudinal links between mothers' use of spanking and children's externalizing behaviors are moderated by family race/ethnicity, as would be predicted by cultural normativeness theory, once mean differences in frequency of use are controlled. A nationally representative sample of White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Longitudinal Studies, Mothers, Discipline
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Ghavami, Negin; Peplau, Letitia Anne – Child Development, 2018
Heterosexual urban middle school students' (N = 1,757) stereotypes about gender typicality, intelligence, and aggression were assessed. Students (M[subscript age] = 12.36 years) rated Facebook-like profiles of peers who varied by gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Several hypotheses about how the gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Middle School Students, Sexual Orientation, Ethnicity
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Fuligni, Andrew J.; Kiang, Lisa; Witkow, Melissa R.; Baldelomar, Oscar – Child Development, 2008
An important question for the acculturation of adolescents from immigrant families is whether they retain ethnic labels that refer to their national origin (e.g., Mexican, Chinese) or adopt labels that are dominant in American society (e.g., Latino, Asian American, American). Approximately 380 adolescents from Asian and Latin American immigrant…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Adolescents, Asian Americans, Immigrants
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Juvonen, Jaana; Kogachi, Kara; Graham, Sandra – Child Development, 2018
The effects of school-based ethnic diversity on student well-being and race-related views were examined during the first year in middle school. To capture the dynamic nature of ethnic exposure, diversity was assessed both at the school-level (n = 26) and based on academic course enrollments of African American, Asian, Latino, and White students…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Student Diversity, Educational Benefits, Racial Attitudes
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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
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Slaughter-Defoe, Diana T.; And Others – Child Development, 1990
Addresses the influence of cultural and ecological backgrounds, as mediated by the family, on children's achievement. Contrasts models used to explain academic successes and failures of African-American and Asian-American children. (PCB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cultural Differences
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Gillen-O'Neel, Cari; Fuligni, Andrew – Child Development, 2013
This longitudinal study examined how school belonging changes over the years of high school, and how it is associated with academic achievement and motivation. Students from Latin American, Asian, and European backgrounds participated ("N" = 572; age span = 13.94-19.15 years). In ninth grade, girls' school belonging was higher than…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Academic Achievement, Student School Relationship, Gender Differences
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Brown, B. Bradford; Herman, Melissa; Hamm, Jill V.; Heck, Daniel J. – Child Development, 2008
Because ethnicity is a basis for defining peer crowds in ethnically diverse American high schools, some may question whether crowds foster discrimination and stereotyping or affirm minority youths' positive ties to their ethnic background. Through examination of both self- and peer ratings of crowd affiliation among 2,465 high school youth aged…
Descriptors: High School Students, Ethnicity, Friendship, Adolescents
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Porche, Michelle V.; Fortuna, Lisa R.; Lin, Julia; Alegria, Margarita – Child Development, 2011
The effect of childhood trauma, psychiatric diagnoses, and mental health services on school dropout among U.S.-born and immigrant youth is examined using data from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys, a nationally representative probability sample of African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, Asians, Latinos, and non-Latino Whites,…
Descriptors: Health Services, Emotional Disturbances, Dropouts, Mental Health Programs
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Chen, Chuansheng; Stevenson, Harold W. – Child Development, 1995
Examined academic achievement under a cultural motivational framework. Asian American students' performance in mathematics was found to be between that of Chinese and Japanese students and that of Caucasian Americans. Suggests that academic achievement reflects a cultural heritage that emphasizes education and the ability of all persons to benefit…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Asian American Students, Comparative Analysis
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Tseng, Vivian – Child Development, 2004
This study is an examination of family interdependence and its implications for academic adjustment among late adolescents and young adults in college (18 to 25 years). Survey data and university records were collected on 998 American youth with Asian Pacific, Latino, African/Afro-Caribbean, and European backgrounds. Results indicate that Asian…
Descriptors: Motivation, Young Adults, Immigrants, Adolescents
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McKown, Clark; Weinstein, Rhona S. – Child Development, 2003
Examined in 2 studies development and consequences of 6- to 10-year-olds' awareness of others' stereotypes. Findings indicated that children's ability to infer an individual's stereotype and awareness of broadly-held stereotypes increased with age. Academically stigmatized groups (African American and Latino) were more likely to be aware of…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Asian American Students, Black Students, Childhood Attitudes
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DeJesus, Jasmine M.; Hwang, Hyesung G.; Dautel, Jocelyn B.; Kinzler, Katherine D. – Child Development, 2018
Adults implicitly judge people from certain social backgrounds as more "American" than others. This study tests the development of children's reasoning about nationality and social categories. Children across cultures (White and Korean American children in the United States, Korean children in South Korea) judged the nationality of…
Descriptors: North Americans, English, Native Speakers, Child Development
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Fuligni, Andrew J.; Tseng, Vivian; Lam, May – Child Development, 1999
Examined attitudes toward family obligations in American tenth and twelfth graders from Filipino, Chinese, Mexican, Central and South American, and European backgrounds. Found that even within a society emphasizing adolescent autonomy and independence, youths from families with collectivistic traditions retain their parents' familial values and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Age Differences
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