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Kinkopf, Dara; Dack, Hilary – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
A gender gap persists in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Although females constitute half the total workforce in the United States, they make up just greater than a quarter of employees in STEM fields. In recent years, one approach to addressing the gender gap in STEM has involved middle grades science…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Gender Differences, Females
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Kaynak, Ümre; Kaynak, Semih; Sevgili Koçak, Seda – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
While it is well established that positive peer relationships lead to positive outcomes, little is known about the mediating role of school motivation on the association between perceived peer support and school achievement among middle grades students. Even less is known about the effect of gender on this mediation. The current study examined…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Student Motivation
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Booth, Margaret Zoller; Roberts, Audrey Conway; Gerard, Jean M.; Gilfillan, Beth H. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
The researchers investigated adolescent perceptions of school climate and academic self-efficacy over time for a group of Grade 7 through Grade 9 students. We followed 717 students in an ethnically diverse school district in a small town in northern Ohio from fall 2009 to spring 2011. Four waves of data collected in surveys each fall and spring…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Self Efficacy, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Beeman, Kendall L. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
The transition to online learning due to COVID-19 changed the nature of participation in class. Typically quiet middle grades girls who had struggled to participate in their in-person classes were provided many different avenues to contribute to class online. While prior research has examined the reasons students are quiet and the ways teachers…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Participation, Middle School Students
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Joiner, Lori Ann; Gutierrez de Blume, Antonio P.; Melton, Teri Denlea; McBrayer, Juliann Sergi – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
This action research study examined the feasibility of an iron-rich school nutrition program on student Lexile scores while controlling for gender, race, and socioeconomic status. The study employed a quasi-experimental research design in which independent intact groups served as either comparison group (students not exposed to the implementation…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Food
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Jones, Aaron B.; Richardson, Michael J.; Jensen, Bryant T.; Whiting, Erin F. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine any relationships between students' perceptions of the effects of school uniforms and student socioeconomic status. A survey was administered to 182 students in a charter school to gather perception information, and a separate survey was administered to parents to gather socioeconomic status information. An…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Uniforms, Socioeconomic Status, Correlation
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Simpson, Amber; Che, S. Megan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2016
Utilizing a descriptive phenomenological design, this study examines the lived experiences of seven middle grade students, four females and three males, enrolled in a single-sex mathematics classroom within a coeducational school setting. The intent of the study is to understand, from students themselves, about the experience of single-sex…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Single Sex Classes
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Mann, Michael J.; Kristjansson, Alfgeir L.; Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora; Smith, Megan L. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
Early adolescence represents a particularly vulnerable period of development during which young people are susceptible to establishing lifelong behavior patterns associated with poor life, health, and educational outcomes. Previous research demonstrates older adolescents and young adults often experience negative life events (NLEs) prior to…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students
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Weinberg, Andrea E.; Basile, Carole G.; Albright, Leonard – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
A mixed methods design was used to evaluate the effects of four experiential learning programs on the interest and motivation of middle school students toward mathematics and science. The Expectancy-Value model provided a theoretical framework for the exploration of 336 middle school student participants. Initially, participants were generally…
Descriptors: Evidence, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Motivation
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Kohlhaas, Kay; Lin, Hsin-Hui; Chu, Kwang-Lee – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2010
This nationwide study examined the relationships among gender, ethnicity, and poverty with fifth graders' (n = 8,741) science performance. Extant fifth grade data files (2003-2004), from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), were used. An ANOVA test revealed that males performed significantly better than…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Poverty, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Lys, Diana B. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions Latino eighth grade students have of school and schooling factors as they transition to high school and the factors that may influence their self-perceived likelihood of graduating from high school. Middle schools are poised to help Latino students prepare themselves for a smoother…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Middle School Students, Graduation, Acculturation
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Geyer, Roger W. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2009
This study investigated the development and validation of a 32-item scale that measures "Internet-Savviness" (IS). Relationships between this multidimensional construct and other primary variables of interest including age, gender, Internet access, Internet location, and Internet activities were explored. The sample population consisted of 241…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Creative Activities, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals)
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Boakes, Norma J. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2009
Within the study of geometry in the middle school curriculum is the natural development of students' spatial visualization, the ability to visualize two- and three-dimensional objects. The national mathematics standards call specifically for the development of such skills through hands-on experiences. A commonly accepted method is through the…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Visualization, Spatial Ability, Geometric Concepts
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Mo, Yun; Singh, Kusum – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2008
This study focused on parents' relationships and involvement in their children's lives and the effects on the students' school engagement and school performance. The study used the Wave I data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). The data on seventh and eighth grade students' school and family experiences were…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Hines, Mack T., III – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2007
This study investigated the differences between adolescent boys and girls from divorced families' adjustment to the middle school transition. A middle school transition survey measured the academic and social middle school transitional experiences of 196 adolescent boys and girls from divorced families. T-Test for Independent Means procedures…
Descriptors: Divorce, Middle Schools, Surveys, Social Characteristics
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