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Tyler, Kenneth M.; Burris, Jennifer L.; Coleman, Sean T. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
Disruptive classroom behaviors are a major schooling dilemma in urban schools. While several contextual and motivational factors have been statistically associated with disruptive classroom behaviors, one overlooked factor has been home-school dissonance. The current study examined the relationship between 260 middle school students' reports of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Goal Orientation, Mastery Learning
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McKenney, Sarah J.; Bigler, Rebecca S. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
Sexually objectifying messages about girls and women are common in U.S. popular culture. As a consequence of exposure to such messages, girls may develop "internalized sexualization," or internalization of the belief that sexual attractiveness to males is an important aspect of their identity. We hypothesized that internalized…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Human Body, Early Adolescents, Females
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Toland, Michael D.; Usher, Ellen L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
The present study tested whether a reduced number of categories is optimal for assessing mathematics self-efficacy among middle school students using a 6-point Likert-type format or a 0- to 100-point format. Two independent samples of middle school adolescents (N = 1,913) were administered a 24-item Middle School Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Likert Scales, Mathematics Skills