Joanne P. Rojas
University of Kentucky
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#1Ellen L. Usher (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 20
#2Caihong Li (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 2
Last.Joanne P. Rojas (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 1
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Psychological factors such as grit and self-efficacy have been heralded as powerful predictors of performance. Their joint contribution to the prediction of early adolescents’ school success has not been fully investigated, however. The purpose of this study was to examine U.S. elementary and middle school students’ (N = 2,430) grit (assessed as perseverance of effort) and self-efficacy, and their predictive relationship with achievement and teacher-rated motivation and competence in reading and...
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#1Lauren M. Little (Rush University)H-Index: 1
#2Joanne P. Rojas (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 1
Last.Beth Rous (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 13
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Community participation is vital to children’s development and provides opportunities to practice social communication skills. Although previous studies suggest that young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) experience decreased community participation, there is little empirical evidence on the precise patterns of participation that may influence social communication opportunities. Therefore, this pilot study investigated the communication among families of children with ASD (n = 5) ve...
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#1Joanne P. Rojas (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 1
#2John B. Nash (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 2
Last.Beth Rous (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 13
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ABSTRACTDesign thinking techniques, including empathetic interviews, provide a promising new methodology for enhancing the quality of childcare services. This human-centred approach seeks to address complex problems with a deliberate, thoughtful solution-seeking process [Brown, T. (2008, June). Design thinking. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from]. This process includes several iterative phases: discovery, interpretatio...
#1Joanne P. Rojas (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 1
#2Kenneth M. Tyler (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 15
Within the investment theory of creativity (Sternberg & Lubart, 1996), creativity is defined as a 2-part process of buying low by investing in unusual ideas and then selling high by convincing others of the value or usefulness of these new ideas. This process requires both creative ideation and perseverance. The purpose of this research was to examine the psychometric properties of instrumentation proposed to assess the 2 underlying constructs in this definition: the creative ideational behavior...
#1Joanne P. Rojas (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 1
OF DISSERTATION THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG CREATIVITY, GRIT, ACADEMIC MOTIVATION, AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN COLLEGE STUDENTS Creativity research is an underdeveloped area of educational psychology. For example, studies of students’ creativity as a predictor of academic achievement are uncommon in the field. Moreover, perseverance—which is an integral part of the definition of creativity (Sternberg, 2012)—is not typically measured in creativity research. To address these issues, the current study soug...
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#1Joanne P. Rojas (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 1
#2Ellen L. UsherH-Index: 20
Last.Michael D. TolandH-Index: 12
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among early adolescents’ creativity (both in general and specific to mathematics), grit, and mathematics achievement—each representing an area of Sternberg’s (1984) triarchic model. We also sought to determine whether students’ self-reported grit and creativity differed as a function of gender and ethnicity.
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