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Candace Lapan; Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman; Eileen G. Merritt – Applied Developmental Science, 2024
The current study examined Connect Science, a service-learning program that incorporates social and emotional learning lessons and science lessons developed around Next Generation Science Standards. Guided by Self-Determination Theory, focus groups with 8 Connect Science classrooms and 8 control classrooms investigated fourth graders' experience…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Social Emotional Learning, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Ashley E. Maynard; Patricia M. Greenfield; Carla P. Childs; Michael Weinstock – Applied Developmental Science, 2024
Analyzing three sets of video data collected in one Maya community, we examined apprenticeship and learning of backstrap loom weaving over three generations spanning the years 1970 to 2012. Like many cultural groups, the Maya of Chiapas are experiencing rapid sociodemographic shifts. Three generations of girls (N = 134) were observed at their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Apprenticeships, Handicrafts
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Patricia L. East; Jorge Delva; Estela Blanco; Paulina Correa-Burrows; Raquel Burrows; Sheila Gahagan – Applied Developmental Science, 2024
This study examined the associations between excessive alcohol intake during adolescence and neurocognitive functioning in young adulthood and whether these relations varied by sex. Participants were working-class Chilean adolescents (N = 692; M[subscript age] 16.0 years; 54.5% female) who provided frequency of past 30-day bingeing and past-year…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents, Young Adults, Cognitive Ability
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Theresa A. Pfister; Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman; Eileen G. Merritt; Timothy R. Konold – Applied Developmental Science, 2024
This study examined the effects of behavioral and social engagement and classroom supportiveness on the development of civic efficacy in fourth-grade science classrooms. We define civic efficacy as children's beliefs that they are not only capable of making a difference in their community, but they also feel a responsibility to do so. This study…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Elementary School Science
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Linda Darling-Hammond; Abby C. W. Schachner; Steven K. Wojcikiewicz; Lisa Flook – Applied Developmental Science, 2024
Drawing on recent syntheses of the emerging science of learning and development and its implications for school practice, this article examines the kinds of preparation teachers need to enact such practices. We synthesize research on how children learn and develop and research on how effective preparation programs support teachers in developing…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teachers, Learning, Development
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Guedes, Carolina; Ferreira, Tiago; Leal, Teresa; Cadima, Joana – Applied Developmental Science, 2023
This study aimed to examine the unique and joint contributions of behavioral and emotional self-regulation to key but understudied emergent literacy and early social skills, disentangling sex-differentiated paths. The participants were 231 Portuguese preschoolers (50% boys; M[subscript age] = 59.5 months; SD = 8.5) enrolled in 47 classrooms. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Self Management, Self Control
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Diaz, Brianna; May, Sidney; Seider, Scott – Applied Developmental Science, 2023
This mixed-methods, longitudinal study utilized survey data from a sample of (primarily) Black and Latinx adolescents' (n = 643) and qualitative interviews with a subset of adolescents (n = 39) to consider changes in adolescents' beliefs about poverty and economic inequality throughout high school as well as the sources of their beliefs.…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, Beliefs
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Tulagan, Nestor B.; Puente, Kayla; Simpkins, Sandra D. – Applied Developmental Science, 2023
Integrating situated expectancy-value and family systems theories, the current study tested the extent to which Latinx adolescents' 9th-grade school-related science conversations with parents and older siblings/cousins positively predicted their 10th-grade science ability self-concepts and task values. We also tested whether these links were…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Science Education, Family Relationship
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Ribeiro, Luísa A.; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Naerde, Ane; Wang, Mari Vaage; Brandlistuen, Ragnhild Eek; Passaretta, Giampiero – Applied Developmental Science, 2023
Socioeconomic disparities in early language are widespread and have long-lasting effects. The aim of this study is to investigate when social gaps in language problems arise and how they change across the first years of schooling. We address this question in two large longitudinal Norwegian datasets: the Behavior Outlook Norwegian Developmental…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Language Acquisition, Social Differences, Foreign Countries
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Philippe, Frederick L.; Gingras, Marie-Pier; Ghassemi-Bakhtiari, Nessa; Poulin, François; Robitaille, Jean; Denault, Anne-Sophie; Dandeneau, Stéphane; Geoffroy, Marie-Claude – Applied Developmental Science, 2023
Unlike organized activities such as sports and arts, civic activities in adolescence (e.g., volunteering, student government) have been less studied in relation to school success and almost all existing evidence consists of cross-sectional findings. In a longitudinal study, 1035 pupils (64% females, 20% nonwhite, M[subscript age] = 14.21 years)…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, High School Students
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Nisle, Stephanie; Anyon, Yolanda – Applied Developmental Science, 2023
This study explores the association between school-level poverty rates and young peoples' perceptions of student empowerment, drawing on survey and administrative data from a large urban district. Participants included 29,318 diverse youth in grades 6-12 from 211 schools. We used multilevel linear regression models to estimate the relationships…
Descriptors: Poverty, Secondary School Students, Urban Schools, Student Attitudes
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Raposa, Elizabeth B.; Sánchez, Bernadette; O'Donnell, Alexander; Monjaras-Gaytan, Lidia Y. – Applied Developmental Science, 2023
This study explored whether Latinx adolescents' ethnic identity and stressful experiences predicted characteristics of their naturally-occurring mentoring relationships with non-parental adults. Ninth-grade Latinx students completed surveys about ethnic identity, stress exposure, and their natural mentoring relationships during 9th and 10th grade.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Ethnicity, Stress Variables, Mentors
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Malin, Heather – Applied Developmental Science, 2023
Purpose is an indicator of healthy human development and believed by some theorists and educators to be an important outcome of college. The aim of this study was to test the potential for assessing purpose using a person-centered analysis, thereby providing more individual-specific understanding of students' purpose development, and second by…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Experience, Student Experience, Goal Orientation
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Wui, Ma. Glenda Lopez; Zhang, Jie; Relyea, Jackie Eunjung; Wong, Sissy S.; Nam, Rosa – Applied Developmental Science, 2023
This study examined the extent to which student perceptions of classroom openness and personal characteristics were associated with civic engagement. Survey data including student perceptions of classroom openness, which indicates perceived levels of social and political discussions in the classroom, and personal characteristics such as gender,…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Classroom Environment
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Troxler, Reba; Goldstein, Thalia; Holochwost, Steven; Beekman, Charles; McKeel, Stephanie; Shami, Muna – Applied Developmental Science, 2023
Building on research showing social-emotional benefits from a single live theater performance, this study tests for significant differences in pre to post social-cognitive outcomes among a racially and economically diverse sample of young audiences who attended the same theater performance with or without additional pre- and post-show educational…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Theater Arts, Middle School Students, Empathy
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