Resources for Researchers

Academic Success in Adolescence

Brown, B. B., Mounts, N. S., & Philipp, M. C. (1990). The comparative influence of peers and parents on high school achievement:  Ethnic differences. In Susie D. Lamborn (Chair), Ethnic variations in adolescent experience. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Atlanta, Georgia.

Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Shernoff. D. J. (2001, March). Optimal learning environments: Promoting the social, emotional and intellectual growth of children and adolescents. Coordinated and co-led a one day workshop on optimal learning environments for over one hundred teachers, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI.

Mounts, N.S. (2009). Keeping teens connected to music: Developmental changes and music.
Invited speaker at West Suburban Illinois Music Teacher Association meeting, Wheaton, IL, December.

Mounts, N.S. (2009). Keeping teens connected to music: Developmental changes and music. Invited speaker at the Illinois Music Teacher Association meeting, Naperville, IL, March.

Mounts, N. S., Lamborn, S. D., & Steinberg, L. D.  (1989). Relations between family processes and school achievement in different ethnic contexts. In Susie D. Lamborn (Chair), Ethnic comparisons of parent and peer influences in adolescent development.  Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas City, Missouri.

Kackar, H., Schmidt, J., & Shumow, L. (2007, March). Adolescents’ subjective experience of homework in relation to context, age, and gender. Paper presented at biennial meeting of Society for Research in Child Development. Boston MA.

Schmidt, J.A. & Maier, K. (2004). Exploring links between gender and motivation in high school mathematics classes. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, April. 

Schmidt, J. A., & Shernoff, D. J. (2006, March). Situational and person-level predictors of flow among adolescents. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Shernoff, D. J. (2009, April). Flow in educational contexts: Creating optimal learning environments. Paper presented at the symposium, “Fostering positive youth development: Empirical findings through the lens of gratitude, hope, and flow” for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Shernoff, D. J. (October, 2009). Positive youth engagement: Creating optimal learning environments. Keynote address to close the 2009 Annual Conference on Educational Assessment, Stockholm, Sweden.

Shernoff, D. J. (2008, March). Exploring an engagement-achievement paradox by ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Paper presented in the symposium, “Student Engagement, Race & SES: Recent ESM Studies and Their Implications” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Shernoff, D. J. (March, 2006). Evidence and Explanations of an engagement-achievement paradox among high school students. Invited presentation for the Center of Research on Educational Opportunity directed by Maureen T. Hallinan, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.

Shernoff, D. J. (2005, June). Ethnic and socioeconomic differences among high school students: Further evidence of an engagement-achievement paradox. Keynote address for mini-seminar, Stockholm Institute of Education, Stockholm, Sweden.

Shernoff, D. J. (2005, March). What sports and school have in common: Research on flow and student engagement using the Experience Sampling Method. Solo presentation invited by the American Sports Institute for the explicit purpose of featuring in a video production, Mill Valley, CA.

Shernoff, D. J. (May, 2004). Finding common ground through flow experiences. College-wide guest presentation hosted by the university honors program, Governors State University, University Park, IL.

Shernoff, D. J. (2002, September). Flow in the classroom. Led two one-day workshops on the applications of flow theory to teaching and learning in the classrooms as guest presenter and facilitator, coordinated for the professional development of the faculty at two separate campuses of Portland Community College, Portland, OR.

Shernoff, D.  J. (2002, August). The use of ESM to study engagement in youth and Using Multi-Level Models with ESM Data, keynote addresses at the seminar, “ESM in Organizational Contexts: New Methodological Developments,” Kristianstad University, Kristianstad, Sweden.

 Shernoff, D.  J. (2002, April). The experience of student engagement in high school classrooms: a phenomenological perspective. Solo presentation to the Motivation in Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association as recipient of 2001 John G. Nicholls Award, New Orleans, LA.

Shernoff, D.  J. (2001, October). A reality-based approach to the humanities. Presented ideas from The Individual-Maker (Shernoff, 2001) in relation to a positive education for adolescents, meeting of the North American Montessori Teacher’s Association, Columbia, MD.

Shernoff, D. J. (1999, April). Student differences in the experience of classrooms. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Shernoff, D. J., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2001, April). The emotional and affective development of adolescents from differing socioeconomic communities. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Shernoff, D. J., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000, April). Comparing experiences of school and family across socioeconomic background. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Shernoff, D. J., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000, March). The affective and emotional development of adolescents from working families. Paper presented at the conference, “Work and Family: Expanding the Horizons” Conference, Berkeley, CA.

Shernoff, D. J., Csikszentmihalyi, M. & Schneider, B. (1998, June). The effect of classroom context on student quality of experience. Paper presented in a symposium on flow experiences in adolescence, European Association for Research on Adolescence, Budapest, Hungary.

Shernoff, D. J., & Hoogstra, L. (2001, April). How engagement in high school classrooms relates to subsequent commitment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Shernoff, D. J., & Mosenkis, J. (1999, April). The psychological adjustment and academic achievement of only children. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Shernoff, D.S. & Schmidt, J.A. (2006). School engagement by ethnicity and socioeconomic status: Support for an engagement-achievement paradox. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, April.

Shernoff, D. J. & Schmidt, J.A. (2008). Evidence of an engagement-achievement paradox among high school students: An examination by race and ethnicity. Paper presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research on Adolescents. Chicago, March. 

Shernoff, D. J., & Schneider, B. (2001, April). Flow and student engagement in high school classrooms. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Shernoff, D. J., & Schneider, B. (1999, April). Optimal learning experiences in classroom activities and instructional formats. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Shernoff, D. J., Schneider, B., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2001, April). An assessment of multiple influences of student engagement in high school classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Shernoff, D. J. , Schneider, B., & Wolf, R. (2000, April). Engagement in high school math and science: Examining school, individual and family influences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Shumow, L. & Lomax, R. (2000,  March). Predictors of academic success among adolescents in high risk neighborhoods. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence. Chicago IL.

Shumow, L, Schmidt, J., & Kackar, H. (2007, April). Adolescent's experience doing homework:  Associations among context, quality of experience, and social-emotional outcomes. Paper present at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Chicago IL.

Wickery, J. M., & Pittman, L. D. (2009, April).  Developmental differences in the link between participation in extracurricular activities and achievement:  The mediational role of self-esteem and school belonging. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Denver, CO