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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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Dickinson, Emily R.; Adelson, Jill L. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Practitioners and researchers interested in understanding student achievement, its predictors, and how it relates to other student outcomes are likely unaware of how the source information about achievement may offer subtly different pictures. This study applies multitrait-multimethod (MTMM) confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) within a structural…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques
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Honken, Nora B.; Ralston, Patricia A. S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2013
This study investigated the relationship among lack of self-control, academic ability, and academic performance for a cohort of freshman engineering students who were, with a few exceptions, extremely high achievers in high school. Structural equation modeling analysis led to the conclusion that lack of self-control in high school, as measured by…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Homework
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McDonald, Denise; Farrell, Tina – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
Focus Group interviews with 31 disadvantaged students in an Early College High School (ECHS) program present insights to students' experience in the hybrid school, specifically regarding their perceptions of college readiness. Student "voice" in research can yield significant information when examining aspects of school design that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disadvantaged, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Makel, Matthew C.; Li, Yan; Putallaz, Martha; Wai, Jonathan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This study considered how three groups of academically talented high school students--those who attended an academic summer program (TIP), those who qualified for the program but chose not to attend (QNA), and those who did not qualify (DNQ)--spent time outside the classroom. These groupings differentiated students by ability (QNA vs. DNQ) and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Television Viewing, Adolescent Development, Summer Programs
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Bembenutty, Hefer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This article examines the role of self-regulation of learning on assigned homework. The findings reveal positive relationships between homework activities and self-efficacy, responsibility for learning, and delay of gratification. This review shows a positive relationship between homework and a range of self-regulation skills that facilitates…
Descriptors: Homework, Assignments, Self Control, Role
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Bempechat, Janine; Li, Jin; Neier, Shelby M.; Gillis, Caroline A.; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Homework is a cornerstone of students' academic lives. using a social cognitive view of achievement beliefs as a theoretical framework, we conducted a qualitative study to examine perceptions of homework among a diverse group of low socioeconomic status (SES) ninth graders who attended low-quality schools. Students participated in individual…
Descriptors: Homework, Student Motivation, Grade 9, Low Income Groups
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Reddick, Richard J.; Welton, Anjale D.; Alsandor, Danielle J.; Denyszyn, Jodi L.; Platt, C. Spencer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Worrisome trends in achievement have been identified for students of color in high minority, high poverty (HMHP) high schools, as they are less likely to attend college and encounter greater challenges in accessing higher education than peers in wealthier schools. To address this inequity, this article presents descriptions of how these school…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High School Students, Poverty, Residential Patterns
Kover, David J.; Worrell, Frank C. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
For many students, school is a forward-looking endeavor, with implications for future educational opportunity, job prospects, and financial success. How does believing that school is linked to a desired future outcome--known as an instrumentality belief--influence motivation? A number of studies have indicated that rewards, or other concerns that…
Descriptors: Incentives, Motivation, Rewards, Educational Opportunities
O'Shea, Margaret; Heilbronner, Nancy N.; Reis, Sally M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
The issue of gender differences in female math achievement, especially among highly able females has been studied by researchers over the last few decades. The Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT), the most widely used instrument in the screening of college applicants, continues to show large and consistent differences among high-ability students,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Females, Research Methodology, College Applicants
Balduf, Megan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Many high-achieving students do not question their academic success. They do well and are content with the study skills they have developed to ensure that they achieve their goals. However, these students, whose high schools considered them achievers, experience difficulties and sometimes failure in situations where they had previously experienced…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Academically Gifted, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques
Shaw, Emily J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Packman, Sheryl F.; Schmidt, Amy Elizabeth – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
The media communicates the existence of two distinct types of college applicants: the frenzied, overachieving, anxious student who applies to many institutions, and the underprepared, less advantaged student whose parents are not at all familiar with the application process. The purpose of this study is to more realistically describe distinct…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Choice, College Applicants, Enrollment Management
Li, Yan; Alfeld, Corinne; Kennedy, Rebecca Prince; Putallaz, Martha – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Through their participation in a seventh-grade talent search in 1996-1997, students qualified to attend a summer program at Duke University's Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). of the North Carolina students in this group, some attended at least one summer program in middle school and others had qualified for but did not attend a summer…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Summer Programs, Talent, Educational Attainment
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
Cleary, Timothy J.; Platten, Peter; Nelson, Amy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Impacting the academic performance of high school students in core academic content areas is important because of the high-stakes nature of secondary school course grades relative to their vocational and post-secondary pursuits. Getting students to become more active, strategic participants in their learning by teaching them empirically supported…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Psychologists, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies
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