Dr. Curran Publishes New Paper

September 24, 2014 / By: UST CISC Department

Dr. Erin Curran has just published a paper in the journal Mid-Western Educational Researcher. The paper, “Ethnic Identity, Gender, and Adolescent Attitude toward School: Adaptive Perspectives in Diverse Settings,” is a mixed-methods research study that examines the relationships between adolescent personal sense of ethnic identity and their attitudes toward school and school climate. The study finds that while White female, and Hispanic and African American male students exhibit strong ethnic identity that correlates positively with school attitude, their interview responses reflect very different paths in getting to those outcomes, and overall underscore the need for attention to school climate.  The full citation is below.

 

Booth, M. Z., Curran, E. M., Frey, C. J., Gerard, J. M., Collet, B. & Bartimole, J. (2014). Ethnic Identity, Gender, and Adolescent Attitude toward School: Adaptive Perspectives in Diverse Settings. Midwestern Educational Researcher, 26(2), 3 - 27.