This paper aims to estimate the impact of foreign peers on native STEM major choice.
School Substance Use Norms and Racial Composition Moderate Parental and Peer Influences on Adolescent Substance Use
Examine the effects of school substance use norms and school racial composition in predicting adolescent substance use and in moderating parental and peer influences on adolescent substance use.
What pre-college characteristics, college experiences, and college environments significantly influence Black students’ participation within the STEM opportunity structure, compared to their White counterparts?
The Role of School Performance in Narrowing Gender Gaps in the Formation of STEM Aspirations: A Cross-National Study
To determine whether the school context is related to the gender gap in STEM aspirations cross-culturally.
High School Socioeconomic Composition and College Choice: Multilevel Mediation Via Organizational Habitus, School, Practices, Peer and Staff Attitudes
1) Is high school socioeconomic composition (SEC) predictive of students’ college choice?
2) Does SEC have a direct effect on college choice and indirect effects mediated by college choice organizational habitus (CCOH) related school practices and peer, family, and staff attitudes?
3) To what degree do direct and indirect effects of SEC depend on student and school input characteristics?
Does it Matter Who Your Schoolmates Are? An Investigation of the Association between School Composition, School Processes and Mathematics Achievement in the Early Years of Primary Education
(1) What are the effects of school composition with regard to prior math achievement, SES, ethnicity and sex on mathematics achievement at the end of the second grade? (2) Are there differential school composition effects? In other words: are all students affected equally by their school composition or are some specific subgroups more sensitive to their school composition than others? (3) Do certain school processes mediate the association between school composition and mathematics achievement at the end of the second grade?
This study evaluates the effects of classroom peers on standardized testing achievement for all third- and fourth-grade students in the Philadelphia School District over 6 school years.
1) To what degree do student attainment, academic and family background, and school factors vary in low, medium, and high SEC schools? 2) What is the total effect of socioeconomic composition (SEC) on each attainment outcome and to what degree do student factors, peer influences, and school effects mediate the SEC-attainment associations? 3) Is the effect of SEC consistent for students from different SES and ethnic backgrounds?
How does race and it’s ambivalences occur through girls’ everyday and banal spatial practices at school?
How does the extent and quality of intergroup contact experienced by students help to predict their perceptions of the academic environment in the school or their attitudes towards people from other groups (racial and ethnic).
Would reallocating immigrant students improve total student achievement and/or benefit the educational outcome of immigrant students?
Investigates whether peer effects are the reason that students from minority-concentrated schools attain less education than students from white-concentrated schools.
A Qualitative Investigation of Factors Promoting the Retention and Persistence of Students of Color in STEM
This study examined salient factors of retention and persistence among college students of color enrolled in STEM education at a predominantly White institution (PWI).
The Racial/Ethnic Composition of Elementary Schools and Young Children's Academic and Socioemotional Functioning
How are racial/ethnic diversity of the student body and racial/ethnic matching (belongingness) between children and their peers related to socioemotional and academic development after students transition into elementary school?
Reanalysis and reconceptualization of the Coleman report through a 2-level hierarchical linear model.
Develops a theoretical model of educational peer effects and then empiracally tests whether or not they exist.
How Do School Peers Influence Student Educational Outcomes? Theory and Evidence from Economics and Other Social Sciences
Provide a description of a wide range of peer influence theories from psychologists, sociologists, and economists; proposes new theory of group contagion.
Who is more likely to enter and graduate with a STEM major?
This paper examines the determinants of entering and then persisting in physical and life science majors. Also, it investigates the impact of one’s peers on major persistence.
Examines how peer networks impact educational achievement and attainment.
New Evidence about Brown v. Board of Education: The Complex Effects of School Racial Composition on Achievement
Examines how school racial composition affects scholastic achievement and, thus, the black-white achievement gap.
Test theories of racial differences in achievement among mono-racial and multi-racial high school students.
Explores the relative effects of school and neighborhood characteristics on student achievement.
Interracial Friendships in the Transition to College: Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together Once They Leave the Nest?
Examines formation of interracial friendships among college students by examining how friendship networks change during the transition from HS to college and explores racial composition of collegiate friendship networks for several racial groups.
What is the effect of racial and achievement composition on two peer group characteristics both at the school and at friendship network levels?
Replicate the Hanushek, Kain and Rivkin model using North Carolina state testing data
Estimate the effect of peer characteristics on student achievement using state testing data from NC and SC and national data from ECLS.
The effects of school racial and ethnic composition on students’ academic achievement in the U.S..
Explaining Race Differences in Student Behavior and Academic Achievement: The Relative Contribution of Student, Peer, and School Characteristics
Explore a wide range of variation in individual and contextual influences on the behavior and academic achievement of black and white students.
Estimate the relationship between peer characteristics and student achievement and to infer whether any such relationship is casual in nature.
Theories about why desegregation should improve black achievement.
The consequences of intergroup interactions in one particular real-world context by examining whether attitudes and behaviors change when people of different races are randomly assigned to live together at the start of their first year of college.
Compare the strength of peer effects across different groupings of peers, and compare effects of fixed vs. time-varying peer characteristics.
Relate the achievement gap between Black and White students in a city to differences in their exposure to black peers in neighborhoods and schools.
Deeper understanding of peer effects is critical to assessing the impact of desegregating peer group on the achievement of white and nonwhite students
Impact of school quality on the black-white achievement gap.
The effect of charter schools have on the distribution of students by race/ethnicity and ability.
1.Learn about the structure of peer effects work. 2. Whether desegregation on the basis of family income has different effects than racial segregation
The impact of METCO (long-running desegregation program) on receiving districts.
Whether desegregation plans of the last 30 years benefited Black and White students in desegregated school districts.
Examine how inequitable the racial achievement gaps are and how much progress towards equity was made through changes in achievement gaps.
Explores the relationship between students’ experiences with diverse peers in collegiate settings and their educational outcomes.
Investigates the existence or otherwise of group-level effects on progress in reading.
Estimates of peer effects on student achievement, using a 1997 census of eight-grade achievement in Chile.
Document and measure the extent of interracial contact within schools.
The extent to which the composition of classes affects learning outcomes.
Impact of racial and ethnic diversity on educational outcomes