Michael John Lustina's research while affiliated with University of Texas at Austin and other places

Publications (3)

Article
Research on “stereotype threat” (Aronson, Quinn, & Spencer, 1998; Steele, 1997; Steele & Aronson, 1995) suggests that the social stigma of intellectual inferiority borne by certain cultural minorities can undermine the standardized test performance and school outcomes of members of these groups. This research tested two assumptions about the necess...

Citations

... Following these original stereotype threat studies which were focused on the underperformance of African-American college students, numerous other studies have demonstrated that stereotype threat is a form of identity threat that can be experienced by anyone in a situation in which they are concerned about being judged in terms of a stereotype. Such identity threat has been found to depress the performance of girls in math (Brown & Josephs, 1999;Keller & Dauenheimer, 2003;Spencer, Steele, & Quinn, 1999), working class students in France (Croizet & Claire, 1998), white male math students in the presence of Asian students (Aronson et al., 1999), and white male college athletes compared to their African-American counterparts (Stone, Lynch, Sjomeling, & Darley, 1999). ...
... However, does this apply to all boys or only some? Previous research (e.g., Aronson et al., 1999;Nguyen & Ryan, 2008) has shown that identification with the domain moderates stereotype threat effects. Therefore, boys' susceptibility to benefit from a role model may be moderated by the extent to which they identify with, and value academic success. ...
... Thus, the question of reliability focuses upon the act of measurement. The concern over 52 Theory & Psychology 21(1) the subjective and idiographic nature of the rating scales has been traditionally addressed by the field of Item Response Theory (IRT) and the different methods of scaling, such as Andrich's or Rasch's, which have emerged from it (Lustina, 2004). IRT is a group of theories that mathematically define the interaction between a respondent and a test item. ...