What is it about?

This study is about variables that are related to why internationally adopted adolescents might want to (or not want to) excel in their studies of math, science, technology, and engineering.

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Why is it important?

This is important because internationally adopted adolescents deal with a lot of issues that many of their adolescent peers do not have to contend with (e.g., struggles with identity development). An understanding of the roles of various stressors on internationally adopted adolescents can help educators and parents to support their academic efforts.


I know many parents of internationally adopted adolescents, and many report that their teens experience stressors that others do not experience; there is little support for this unique population.

Professor Eric Anderman
The Ohio State University

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This page is a summary of: Math and science motivation in internationally adopted adolescents., School Psychology Quarterly, September 2018, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/spq0000276.
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