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Title:  WWC Quick Review of the Article "Recursive Processes in Self-Affirmation: Intervening to Close the Minority Achievement Gap"
Description: This study examined whether having African-American middle school students write essays affirming their personal values improved their academic performance. The study analyzed data on about 175 African-American and 190 European-American students (the study’s term for white students who are non-Latino and non-Asian) at a suburban middle school who were randomly assigned to intervention and comparison groups at the beginning of seventh grade.
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Cover Date: February 2010
Web Release: February 9, 2010
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Publication #: WWC QRRP0210
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