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We knew them when: Sixth grade characteristics that predict adolescent high school social identities

Stone, M.R., Barber, B.L. and Eccles, J.S. (2008) We knew them when: Sixth grade characteristics that predict adolescent high school social identities. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 28 (2). pp. 304-328.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0272431607312743
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Abstract

Discriminant function analysis assessed the predictive relevance of nine characteristics measured in sixth grade for differentiating among social identities claimed 4 years later by 616 participants in the Michigan Study of Life Transitions. For females, the first discriminant function, associated with academic motivation, self-esteem, and appearance, accounted for 47% of between-group variability, and the second (sports competence and social skills) accounted for 36%. For males, the first discriminant function (academic ability and self-concept of appearance, in opposite directions) accounted for 54% of variability, and the second (sports competence) accounted for 30%. Findings suggest that differences among individuals with particular high school social identities predate adolescence and point to differences in the primary predictors of male and female identity categories.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Copyright: © 2008 Sage Publications.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/8561
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