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Hamilton, Kyra; Warner, Lisa M.; Schwarzer, Ralf – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
Objectives: Physical activity, including some form of vigorous activity, is a key component of a healthy lifestyle in young people. Self-efficacy and social support have been identified as key determinants of physical activity; however, the mechanism that reflects the interplay of these two factors is not well understood. The aim of the current…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Friendship, Self Efficacy, Peer Influence
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Care, Esther; Deans, Jan; Brown, Robert – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2007
Research on career development has focused primarily on adolescents and adults. However, in Gottfredson's theory of circumscription and compromise (2002) it is proposed that career aspirations originate in the preschool years and that the earliest work aspirations of children are sex typed in relation to the activities of same sex adults. This…
Descriptors: Females, Fantasy, Occupational Aspiration, Career Development
Ferfolja, Tania, Ed.; Diaz, Criss Jones, Ed.; Ullman, Jacqueline, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2018
Description Contents Resources Courses About the Authors Understanding Sociological Theory for Educational Practices introduces readers to the contemporary classroom through the lens of sociological theory. By compelling readers to think critically and reflexively this book helps future teachers create a welcoming and equitable learning…
Descriptors: Sociology, Social Theories, Educational Practices, Critical Theory
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Ullman, Jacqueline – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2014
Research with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning (LGBTQ) and genderqueer (GQ) students has highlighted the links between school-based marginalisation and decreased school outcomes. This paper applies stage-environment fit theory to an investigation of school 'gender climate', the official and unofficial policing of gender…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues
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Johnstone, Melissa; Lee, Christina – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2012
Previous findings from quantitative research have shown that the majority of young Australian women aged 18 to 23 years aspire to be married, with children, and in the paid workforce when they are 35 years of age. However, the Theory of Emerging Adulthood suggests that this period of the lifespan is characterized by a prolonged stage of…
Descriptors: Females, Statistical Analysis, Sex Role, Young Adults
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Coll, Leanne; Charlton, Emma – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
This paper represents our collective engagements and productive struggles with queer pedagogical-methodological (im)possibilities across a constellation of educational contexts. Following in the footsteps of queer theorists-pedagogues before us, we approach queerness as a horizon, a unique opportunity to experiment, take risks, explore new forms…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Teaching Methods
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Jensen, Angela M.; Chenery, Helen J.; Copland, David A. – Journal of Communication Disorders, 2006
The lexical-semantic and syntactic abilities of a group of individuals with chronic nonthalamic subcortical (NS) lesions following stroke (n=6) were investigated using the Western Aphasia Battery (WAB) picture description task [Kertesz, A. (1982). "The Western aphasia battery." New York: Grune and Stratton] and compared with those of a…
Descriptors: Diseases, Aphasia, Semantics, Syntax
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Anderson, Anna – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
Until recently the dominant critique of "student participation" projects was one based on the theoretical assumptions of critical theory in the form of critical pedagogy. Over the last decade, we have witnessed the emergence of a critical education discourse that theorises and critically analyses such projects using Foucault's notion of…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Governance, Student Role, Critical Theory
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Massey, David R.; Christensen, Carol A. – Educational Studies, 1990
Examines 461 Queensland, Australia, teacher education students' attitudes concerning sex role stereotypes and gender equity. Chi-square analyses produced significant effects for gender, showing females more egalitarian. Considers attitudes resistant to change, instances where self-interest may influence attitudes, and theory and practice…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Feminism
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Hesketh, Beryl; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1990
Studied 73 career-dissatisfied adults and 90 high school students to test 2 competing theories of career compromise. Failed to support predictions that sex type is more important than prestige and prestige more important than interests in career-related decisions. Supported postulation that interests are more important because they incorporate…
Descriptors: Adults, Career Development, Employment Level, Foreign Countries
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Riach, Lorraine – Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 1981
Reviews research studies regarding the father's role in child development and indicates that theoretical perspectives on father-child relationships are incomplete. According to recent research, the father's role noticeably influences child development. Changing sex roles do not appear to have influenced most Australian fathers to share caregiving…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Fatherless Family, Fathers
Goldman, Ronald; Goldman, Juliette – 1982
The purpose of this cross-national descriptive study is to measure the extent of children's sexual knowledge and sexual understanding at various ages and to identify what processes of thought children use in trying to explain biological functions and the phenomena of their own bodies as they grow and change. Sexual thinking is defined as thinking…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Aging (Individuals), Child Development
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Crowley, Vicki – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2004
In April 2002 Judith Halberstam, academic, cultural critic and author of "Female Masculinity", toured Australia giving public and academic lectures about her recent work on sub-cultures, the Brandon Teena archive, representations of the transgender body and her notion of female masculinity. The interview is introduced through a brief…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Masculinity, Sexual Identity
Loutfi, Martha Fetherolf, Ed. – 2001
This anthology contains 22 articles published in the "International Labor Review" between 1996-2000 on many dimensions of women, gender, and work. Part I is an introduction called "Women, Gender, and Work--An Overview" (Martha F. Loutfi), sets the framework in terms of the value of work, rights, and goals. Part II on concepts…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Comparable Worth, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
Hakim, Catherine – 2000
This book proposes a new, multidisciplinary theory for explaining and predicting current and future patterns of women's choice between employment and family work. Chapters 1 and 2 present main tenets of preference theory and explain the need for the theory. Chapters 3 through 8 elaborate four principal tenets of preference theory. Chapter 3…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Career Choice, Career Development
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