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The Role of Teachers in Influencing the Development of Adolescents' Possible Selves

Author:
Roshandel, Shadi
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Education
Degree Supervisor:
Cynthia Hudley
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2012
Issued Date:
2012
Topics:
Education, Teacher Training, Psychology, Developmental, and Education, Educational Psychology
Keywords:
Adolescent Development
Possible Selves
Motivation
Teacher Support
Achievement
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
Description:

During late childhood and early adolescence, there is a dramatic increase in cognitive skills (Keating, 1980) which influences how young people begin to think about their futures. The construct of possible selves has been used to help understand adolescents' views of their future plans and goals by exploring their social perceptions to gain insight as to how they think about the world and themselves. This study examined the role of perceived teacher support on adolescents' development of possible selves. Results suggest that the four groups (White males, Latinos, White females, and Latinas) in this study think about their future possible selves of graduating from a four year university in different ways. This study provides both important theoretical as wells as practical implications.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (77 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f33f4mjb
ISBN:
9781267767851
Catalog System Number:
990039148070203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Shadi Roshandel
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