Kara Makara

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Moving from elementary to middle school is a time of great transition for many early adolescents. The present study examined students' academic adjustment and relational self-worth at 6-month intervals for four time points spanning the transition from elementary school to middle school (N = 738 at time 1; 53 % girls; 54 % African American, 46 % European(More)
Students' social goals--reasons for engaging in interpersonal relationships with peers--are consequential for students' interactions with their peers at school and for their well-being. Despite the salience of peer relationships during adolescence, research on social goals is generally lacking compared with academic goals, and it is unknown how these social(More)
Although Learning Management Systems (LMS) are ubiquitous in higher education, little is known about how faculty and students use them for blended learning. In this symposium, we present data from online surveys, system log data, and case studies to investigate the practice of university teaching with LMS to provide feedback about how to successfully(More)
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