Carol Martin

Carol Martin
Arizona State University | ASU · Family and Human Development in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics


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Current research interests include: 1. gendered peer relationships and school success 2. origins, measurement, and correlates of gender identity 3. gender development in children, adolescents, young adults 4. interventions to improve school climate Methods: 1. longitudinal and cross-sectional developmental studies 2. experimental methods 3. social network analyses Working on now: 1. understanding gender identity and pressure to conform 2. gender identity as it relates to peer liking 3. relationship of gendered peer relationships to attitudes and school outcomes


Projects (4)
Archived project
The goal is to assess the attitudes, behaviors, and gender identity of college students both in the US and in other countries (with colleagues from other universities).
The CARE project is designed to assess how gender-related attitudes of children, parents and teachers, and children's gender identity relate to a variety of children's beliefs, peer experiences, interpersonal behaviors, adjustment, and school outcomes. We have two large data sets that are being actively used for a series of different studies. CARE LONGITUDINAL (CARE: Longit) is a short-term (one year) longitudinal design with 3 cohorts (Kindergarten, 3rd, 5th grade); CARE EARLY ADOLESCENCE (CARE: EA) is a study of 6th graders and includes many of the same measures as the longitudinal study but also includes sociometric information so social networks can be analyzed.