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Sawako Suzuki  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  


  • My research interest lies in the intersection of family, school, and culture; I am currently studying the impact of parental beliefs on Asian-American high school students' academic performance and college/career choices. I am also studying the developmental changes of Japanese mothers' self-efficacy beliefs with Professor Susan Holloway at UC Berkeley. I am seeking research assistants for the following ongoing research projects. Please contact me via e-mail at [email protected] if you are interested.
    • The effects of parental aspiration on high school students' math achievement (propensity score analysis)
    • Extra-curricular activity participation among Asian American students (with particular focus on immigrant generational status, socioeconomic status, and gender)
    • The effects of SES and perceived support on Japanese mothers' parenting self-efficacy (individual growth modeling)
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