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Picho, Katherine; Brown, Scott W. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This study reported the development and validation of the Social Identities and Attitudes Scale (SIAS), a stereotype threat susceptibility measure. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses conducted with college students indicate that the scale possesses strong psychometric properties. The SIAS explained 65% of the variance in the items…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Attitudes, Measurement Techniques, Psychometrics
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Lunsford, Laura Gail – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This study examined the psychology of mentoring in a mixed-method analysis of archival interview records from academically talented college students (N = 128), who had participated in a faculty mentor program for 6 semesters. Qualitative analysis revealed one fourth of the students did not feel mentored and that there was a connection between…
Descriptors: College Students, Mentors, Psychology, Talent Development
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Contreras, Frances – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Several approaches to raising the academic success of minority high achievers exist in the form of school, community, nonprofit, and university programmatic efforts. This article represents a review of K-12 intervention programs in multiple organizational contexts that serve to strengthen the bridge to higher education for academically promising…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, College Bound Students, College Preparation
Hudley, Cynthia; Moschetti, Roxanne; Gonzalez, Amber; Cho, Su-Je; Barry, Leasha; Kelly, Melissa – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Among academically talented students, SES and racial group membership predict both college expectations and matriculation, and youth less often attend and complete postsecondary education if their parents did not go to college. For successful adjustment to college, significant adults during high school matter more than they might imagine. Talking…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Freshmen, High Schools, Student Attitudes
Artino, Anthony R., Jr.; Stephens, Jason M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
This study examined students' motivational beliefs, negative achievement emotions, and several measures of academic success in an online course. Naval Academy undergraduates (N = 481) completed a survey that assessed their motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and task value); negative achievement emotions (boredom and frustration); and a collection…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Military Schools, Student Motivation
Jones, Brent M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Unless we sharply increase the training of homegrown math and science talents, we may suffer negative economic and technological consequences. One means of addressing this challenge has been through specialty schools devoted to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) training. In 1980, the North Carolina School of Science and…
Descriptors: Talent, Residential Schools, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Education
Schrader, P. G.; Brown, Scott W. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
First Year Experience (FYE) programs have been implemented in universities and colleges to address the emergent needs of matriculating students. It is well documented that many students are not prepared for the rigors of postsecondary education and FYE programs are designed to supplement the necessary academic and life skills. These academic and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academic Persistence, Longitudinal Studies, Student Needs
Williamson, Gary L. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Students who successfully exit high school may nevertheless be unprepared for postsecondary endeavors. Some point to a lack of basic skills attained in the public schools. However, no one has systematically compared the text demands of high school with those of the postsecondary world. If there is a gap in text readability then apparent student…
Descriptors: High Schools, Reading Materials, Readability, Academic Ability
York, E. Anne – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
The purpose of this research was to examine the college and career plans of a high-achieving group of students, high school valedictorians, to determine whether the females had equal aspirations with the males at the end of the senior year of high school in terms of their intended college major, the selectivity of their chosen college, and for…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Females, Academic Achievement, High Achievement