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The relationship between ethnic classroom composition and turkish-origin and german students' reading performance and sense of belonging
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-07-14)
Past research on ethnic composition effects on migrant and ethnic majority students’ performance has reported inconclusive results: Some studies have found no relationship between the proportion of migrant students in school and students’ performance, some revealed positive effects, whereas others showed negative effects of the proportion of migrant students. Most of the studies did not ...
Responses to success: Seeking pleasant experiences before a task is complete?
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-08-21)
Although engaging in pleasant experiences following successful performance may be hedonically rewarding, in the present research we proposed that individuals might forego pleasant experiences when they have not yet completed a task. In Study 1 (N = 100), participants reported the extent to which they would like to engage in pleasant experiences in a hypothetical situation where their performance ...
Distracted by the unthought - Suppression and reappraisal of mind wandering under stereotype threat
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-03-27)
Previous research has found that subtle reminders of negative stereotypes about one’s group can lead individuals to underperform on stereotype-relevant tests (e.g., women in math, ethnic minorities on intelligence tests). This so called stereotype threat effect can contribute to systematic group differences in performance that can obscure the true abilities of certain social groups and thereby ...
Dealing with negative stereotypes in sports: The role of cognitive anxiety when multiple identities are activated in sensorimotor tasks
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-08)
Based on research on stereotype threat and multiple identities, this work explores the beneficial effects of activating a positive social identity when a negative identity is salient on women’s performance in sports. Further, in line with research on the effects of anxiety in sports, we investigate whether the activation of a positive social identity buffers performance from cognitive anxiety ...
Young immigrants in Norway: The role of national and ethnic identity in immigrants’ integration
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-08)
The present work investigates the endorsement, antecedents, relationships, and consequences of young immigrants’ social identities in Norway. Despite increasing numbers of refugees and immigrants entering Norway in recent years, little is known about the relationship between immigrants’ different social identities and their feeling of integration into Norwegian society. The main goal of the present ...
The Impact of COVID-19-Induced Changes at Schools on Elementary Students' School Engagement
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-09-09)
In spring 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to the shutdown of schools in many countries. Emerging research documents the negative effects of the pandemic and particularly of the shutdown of schools on children's well-being. The present research extends this research by investigating how structural changes made in schools upon reopening to align with COVID-19 restrictions were related to children's ...
Feeling out of place: Internalized age stereotypes are associated with older employees’ sense of belonging and social motivation.
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-05)
Older employees are not only confronted with subtle negative stereotypes about cognitive decline, but they also tend to internalize these negative stereotypes (i.e., they agree with the idea that intellectual performance declines in old age and they feel affected by this decline). Previous research has shown that internalizing negative age stereotypes has detrimental effects on work-related outcomes. ...
Girls’ perceptions of their mothers at work and home: Warm does not mean weak
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-12-11)
Upper elementary school girls were surveyed about their mothers’ and fathers’ warmth, competence, and agency at home and how they imagine their parents at work. Mothers’ warmth at home was positively correlated with perceived competence and agency both at home and at work. Differences between daughters’ perceptions of their mothers and fathers at work are discussed.
Stereotype threat in sport: Recommendations for applied practice and research
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12)
Stereotype-threat theory holds that activation of a negative stereotype has a harmful effect on performance in cognitive and motor domains. This paper provides a literature review of stereotype-threat research in the motor domain followed by recommendations for sport psychology practitioners. The review discusses the most widespread stereotypes that exist in sport, the effects of stereotype activation ...
Does exposure to counterstereotypical role models influence girls' and women's gender stereotypes and career choices? A review of social psychological research
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-07)
Gender roles are formed in early childhood and continue to influence behavior through adolescence and adulthood, including the choice of academic majors and careers. In many countries, men are underrepresented in communal roles in health care, elementary education, and domestic functions (HEED fields, Croft et al., 2015), whereas women are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, ...