Peer Groups as a Context for the Socialization of Adolescents' Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement in School

  title={Peer Groups as a Context for the Socialization of Adolescents' Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement in School},
  author={A. Ryan},
  journal={Educational Psychologist},
  pages={101 - 111}
  • A. Ryan
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Examining the extent, nature, and scope of peer group influence on academic outcomes is an important direction for future research to enrich our understanding of adolescent motivation, engagement, and achievement. Conceptual and methodological issues involved in studying peer groups are discussed. Existing research that addresses the influence of peer groups on academic outcomes is reviewed. Processes of how peer groups socialize achievement beliefs and behaviors are considered. Promising… CONTINUE READING
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