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Assari, Shervin; Boyce, Shanika; Bazargan, Mohsen; Caldwell, Cleopatra H. – Education Sciences, 2020
The Marginalization-related Diminished Returns (MDR) phenomenon refers to the weaker effects of parental educational attainment for marginalized groups, particularly ethnic minorities. This literature, however, is limited to Blacks and Hispanics; thus, it is not clear if the MDR phenomenon also applies to the educational performance of Asian…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Asian Americans
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Shafer, Devyn; Mahmood, Maggie S.; Stelzer, Tim – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2021
Although recent research has reported equity gains in the university-level physics classroom, there remains evidence of significant inequities by race. We conducted a series of multiple linear regressions to examine the magnitude of these inequities in introductory mechanics final exam scores. When we followed a common method of grouping students…
Descriptors: College Students, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, Asian American Students
Lee, David – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The aggregation of various Asian American ethnic groups into one homogenous block and the comparatively sparse amount of research on Asian Americans creates of one the most misunderstood groups in American society and scholarship. The aim of this dissertation is to study one Asian American ethnic group, Korean Americans, and to find the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Korean Americans, Correlation, Socialization
Marsing, Deborah J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) students are often characterized as model minorities. However, AAPI students represent many diverse communities and a wide spectrum of achievement. Each AAPI culture may experience varying levels of biculturalism and acculturation that can influence students' academic success. This quantitative study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian American Students, Pacific Islanders, Reading Tests
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Samson, Frank L. – Comparative Education Review, 2013
This study identifies a theoretical mechanism that could potentially affect public university admissions standards in a context of demographic change. I explore how demographic changes at a prestigious public university in the United States affect individuals' evaluations of college applications. Responding to a line graph that randomly displays a…
Descriptors: College Admission, Public Colleges, College Applicants, White Students
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Lau, May; Markham, Christine; Lin, Hua; Flores, Glenn; Chacko, Mariam R. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
Dating behaviors and sexual attitudes of Asian-American youth were examined in a cross-sectional, mixed-methods study in the context of adherence to Asian values, measured by the Asian Values Scale (AVS). In all, 31 Asian-American adolescents (age 14-18 years old) from a Houston community center were interviewed regarding dating behaviors and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Community Centers, Dating (Social)
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Miller, Matthew J.; Kim, Jungeun; Benet-Martinez, Veronica – Psychological Assessment, 2011
An emerging body of empirical research highlights the impact of acculturative stress in the lives of culturally diverse populations. Therefore, to facilitate future research in this area, we conducted 3 studies to examine the psychometric properties of the Riverside Acculturation Stress Inventory (RASI; Benet-Martinez & Haritatos, 2005) and its 5…
Descriptors: Cultural Isolation, Acculturation, Validity, Psychometrics
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Luo, Zupei; Jose, Paul E.; Huntsinger, Carol S.; Pigott, Therese D. – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2007
This study examined whether fine motor skills were related to the initial scores and growth rate of mathematics achievement in American kindergartners and first graders. Participants were 244 East Asian American and 9,816 European American children from the US-based Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-K). To control sampling bias, two…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Psychomotor Skills, Mathematics Achievement
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Konstantopoulos, Spyros – Teachers College Record, 2009
Background: In recent years, Asian Americans have been consistently described as a model minority. The high levels of educational achievement and educational attainment are the main determinants for identifying Asian Americans as a model minority. Nonetheless, only a few studies have examined empirically the accomplishments of Asian Americans, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Whites, Asian American Students, Minority Groups
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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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Yockey, Ronald D.; Kralowec, Charles J. – SAGE Open, 2015
The relative fit of one- and two-factor models of the Procrastination Assessment Scale for Students (PASS) was investigated using confirmatory factor analysis on an ethnically diverse sample of 345 participants. The results indicated that although the two-factor model provided better fit to the data than the one-factor model, neither model…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Time Management, Factor Analysis
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Lee, Richard M.; Yoon, Eunju; Liu-Tom, Hsin-Tine Tina – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2006
The structure and measurement of acculturation/enculturation was investigated on 2 Asian American samples. Factor analyses revealed similar 2-factor structures for both acculturation and enculturation. The factor-analytic-derived measure yielded scores with adequate reliability and marginal construct validity. Acculturation/enculturation…
Descriptors: Validity, Acculturation, Construct Validity, Asian Americans
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Andretta, James R.; Worrell, Frank C.; Mello, Zena R.; Dixson, Dante D.; Baik, Sharon H. – Journal of Adolescence, 2013
In the present study, we examined demographic differences in time attitudes in a sample of 293 adolescents. Time attitudes were measured using the Adolescent Time Attitude Scale (Mello & Worrell, 2007; Worrell, Mello, & Buhl, 2011), which assesses positive and negative attitudes toward the past, the present, and the future. Generally, African…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Asian American Students, Negative Attitudes, High School Students
Govan, Gregory D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Mental health screeners need to demonstrate measurement equivalence across the populations of their intended use in order to improve the fairness in the identification of students in need of social, emotional, and behavioral supports. This study examined measurement invariance on three mental screeners across five racial and ethnic groups. The…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Screening Tests, Measurement, Racial Differences
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Louie, Jennifer Yu; Wang, Shu-wen; Fung, Joey; Lau, Anna – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2015
Previous research suggests that adult perceptions of children's social competence may vary depending on the socialization goals in a given cultural context. There is also ample evidence of cultural differences in values concerning emotional display, with East Asian collectivistic contexts favoring restraint and Western individualistic contexts…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Asian Americans, Anglo Americans, Preschool Children
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