In general, America's students are not faring well in science and mathematics. The chapters in this volume employ novel conceptual and empirical approaches to investigate how social and individual factors interact to effect successful math and science achievement. Each of the chapters is solidly grounded in theory and provides new insight concerning the integration of student level and contextual influences. Inclusion of youth from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds is a salient feature of the volume. This is the 106th volume of the Jossey Bass quarterly report series "New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development".
Heather A. Bouchey
is assistant professor of psychology at the University of Vermont. Her research focuses on adolescent relationship process and how they influence individual development and adjustment.
Cynthia E. Winston is assistant professor of psychology at Howard University and principal investigator of the Identity and Success Research Laboratory. Her research focuses on race self complexity and the pscyhological significance of race and racism in successful African Americans' internalized narratives of self.
Editors' notes (pages 1–3)
Heather A. Bouchey and Cynthia E. Winston
Girls' and boys' developing interests in math and science: Do parents matter? (pages 5–21)
Janis E. Jacobs and Martha M. Bleeker
Gender intensification of peer socialization during puberty (pages 23–34)
Lisa M. Pettitt
Parents, teachers, and peers: Discrepant or complementary achievement socializers? (pages 35–53)
Heather A. Bouchey
Science success, narrative theories of personality, and race self complexity: Is pace represented in the identity construction of African American adolescents? (pages 55–77)
Cynthia E. Winston, David Wall Rice, Brandi J. Bradshaw, Derek Lloyd, Lasana T. Harris, Tanisha I. Burford, Gerard Clodimir, Karmen Kizzie, Kristin Joy Carothers, Vetisha McClair and Jennifer Burrell
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
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Cynthia Winston, Heather Bouchey
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SOCIAL & SELF PROCESSES UNDERL
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 106
black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures