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Collins, Kristina Henry – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
What is Black student's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) identity? The author addresses this question through a synthesis of the literature that includes studies that explore Black student identity. Background information regarding STEM achievement and persistence followed by empirical studies that explore STEM attitudes…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Talent Development, Identification (Psychology), African American Students
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Turner, Jacqueline S.; Juntune, Joyce – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
Current literature has identified a growing achievement gap experienced by students raised in poverty. However, some students from poverty can defeat the odds and succeed academically with advanced degrees. Nine graduate students self-identified as being raised in poverty participated in this study. The home-related experiences that led to their…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Poverty
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Mullet, Dianna R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
Critical discourse analysis (CDA) is a qualitative analytical approach for critically describing, interpreting, and explaining the ways in which discourses construct, maintain, and legitimize social inequalities. CDA rests on the notion that the way we use language is purposeful, regardless of whether discursive choices are conscious or…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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Plominski, Abigail P.; Burns, Lawrence R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe the current state of psychological wellbeing in gifted and nongifted undergraduate student sample populations and identify undergraduate populations experiencing heightened levels of distress within a large Midwestern public university. Study participants included 641 honors and 386 nonhonors undergraduate…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Academically Gifted, Undergraduate Students
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Ndum, Edwin; Allen, Jeff; Way, Jason; Casillas, Alex – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
We examined the role of six psychosocial factors (PSFs) in explaining gender gaps in English Composition (n = 8,633) and College Algebra (n = 2,261) using data of first-year female (55%) and male students from 42 colleges. Using a multilevel model and controlling for prior achievement, we found that PSFs mediated between 3% and 41% of the gender…
Descriptors: College English, College Mathematics, Algebra, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Szymanski, Antonia; Croft, Laurie; Godor, Brian – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
The purpose of this study is to explore teacher attitudes toward gifted students in several distinct areas and to provide psychometric evidence of reliability and validity for the use of an instrument titled "Determining Attitudes Toward Ability" (DATA) to measure specific components of teacher attitudes. Subscales of Focus on Others,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Psychometrics, Faculty Development
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Dixson, Dante D.; Roberson, Cyrell C. B.; Worrell, Frank C. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
Grit, growth mindset, ethnic identity, and other group orientation are four psychosocial variables that have been associated with academic achievement in adolescent populations. In a sample of 105 high achieving African American high school students (cumulative grade point average [GPA] > 3.0), we examined whether these four psychosocial…
Descriptors: African American Students, Correlation, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences
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Pereira, Nielsen; Bakhiet, Salaheldin Farah; Gentry, Marcia; Balhmar, Tahani Abdulrahman; Hakami, Sultan Mohammed – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
This study examined the psychometric properties and measurement invariance of the Arabic version of "My Class Activities" (MCA), an instrument designed to measure students' perceptions of interest, challenge, choice, and enjoyment in classrooms. Scores of 3,516 Sudanese students in Grades 2 to 8 were used. Confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Gifted
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Peters, Scott J.; Pereira, Nielsen – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
Even as the importance of replication research has become more widely understood, the field of gifted education is almost completely devoid of replication studies. An area in which replication is a particular problem is in student identification research, since instrument validity is a necessary prerequisite for any sound psychometric decision. To…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Test Validity, Replication (Evaluation), Special Education
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Horak, Anne K.; Galluzzo, Gary R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on student achievement and students' perceptions of classroom quality. A group of students taught using PBL and a comparison group of students taught using traditional instruction were studied. A total of 457 students participated in the study. Pre- and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Problem Based Learning, Academic Achievement
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Thibodeaux, Jordan; Deutsch, Aaron; Kitsantas, Anastasia; Winsler, Adam – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
How students manage their time is critical for academic performance and is an important component of self-regulated learning. The purpose of the present study was to examine relationships among first-year college students' (N = 589) time use, academic self-regulation, and target and actual grade point average (GPA) at three time points. Findings…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Time Management, Self Control, Grade Point Average
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Wu, Echo H. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
The author interviewed Dr. Carolyn Callahan, an eminent scholar in gifted education. The interview focused on Dr. Callahan's work on implementing gifted program in rural areas, and illustrated her suggestions for teachers, researchers, and parents on how to advocate for gifted students.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Common Core State Standards
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Ben-Eliyahu, Adar; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa; Putallaz, Martha – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
The relations of academic and social goal orientations to academic and social behaviors and self-concept were investigated among academically talented adolescents (N = 1,218) attending a mastery-oriented academic residential summer program. Results supported context effects in that academic mastery goal orientations predicted academic (in-class…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Academically Gifted, Residential Programs
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Cao, Thuy Hong; Jung, Jae Yup; Lee, Jihyun – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
Assessment is a crucial component of gifted education. Not only does it facilitate the recognition of the potential and specific needs of gifted students, it also monitors the progress and growth of gifted students, and allows for the evaluation of gifted education programs. In the present review, we synthesize the literature on assessment in…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Talent
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Hodges, Jaret; McIntosh, Jason; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
High-potential students from low-income families are at an academic disadvantage compared with their more affluent peers. To address this issue, researchers have suggested novel approaches to mitigate gaps in student performance, including out-of-school enrichment programs. Longitudinal mixed effects modeling was used to analyze the growth of…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Enrichment Activities, Academic Achievement, High Achievement
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