Social-ecological pathways to school motivation and future orientation of African American adolescents in Chicago

Jun Sung Hong, Jungup Lee, Robert Thornberg, Anthony A. Peguero, Tyreasa Washington, Dexter R. Voisin

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Abstract

Guided by the social-ecological perspective, this study aims to explore how various social climates are associated with school motivation and the future orientation of 597 African American adolescents. We examined the direct and indirect effects of parent factors and school climate on future orientation through school motivation. School motivation was positively associated with a future orientation. Perceived parental expectations and teacher support were positively associated with their school motivation. However, bullying victimization was not negatively associated with school motivation, although greater perceived parental engagement and bullying victimization showed a more positive future orientation. Implications for research, practice, and policy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-395
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Educational Research
Volume113
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blacks
  • bullying victimization
  • future orientation
  • parental engagement
  • school motivation
  • teacher support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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