Amanda M. Durik
Northern Illinois University
Competence (human resources)Developmental psychologySociologyMathematics educationPsychologyNeed for achievementCognitive psychologyGoal theoryPerceptionTest (assessment)Context (language use)Task (project management)Academic achievementSituational interestTask valueSample (statistics)Reading (process)Context effectSocial psychologyGoal orientationSituational ethics
58Publications
24H-index
2,686Citations
Publications 57
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#1Amanda M. Durik (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 24
Last. Paul B. Dusenbery (Space Science Institute)
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This project aimed to cultivate library patrons’ interest in earth and space science, using research on how situations can trigger and support interest to deepen across time. The project featured a...
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#1Christian Steciuch (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 2
#2Ryan D. Kopatich (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 2
Last. Keith K. Millis (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 21
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#1Amanda M. Durik (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 24
#2Jade S. Jenkins (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 6
These studies examined self-reported interest, how level of interest is related to reported certainty of interest, and whether certainty helps to clarify the relationship between interest and behavior. This research borrows from research on attitudes showing that attitude certainty helps to clarify the relationship between attitudes and behavior. A pilot study examined the relationship between self-reported interest and certainty of interest within four disciplines (math, psychology, biology, an...
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#1Meghan I. H. Lindeman (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 4
#2Amanda M. Durik (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 24
Last. Maura Dooley (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 1
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Although self-promotion (communicating one’s past accomplishments and positive characteristics) is important for obtaining career and educational opportunities, women feel uncomfortable when doing it, which limits their self-promotion success. This study tested which of the three possible theoretical mechanisms explained women’s limited self-promotion success: (1) cognitive dissonance, (2) stereotype threat, and (3) backlash avoidance. In this experiment, college women (N = 123) wrote a scholars...
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#1Amanda M. DurikH-Index: 24
#2K. Ann RenningerH-Index: 29
#1Steven McGeeH-Index: 10
#2Amanda M. DurikH-Index: 24
Last. Jennifer DuckH-Index: 3
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Ecosystem response to hurricane disturbance is complex and multi-faceted. The likelihood of increased frequency of severe hurricanes creates a need for the general public to understand how ecosystems respond to hurricanes. Yet, opportunities to study disturbances to complex systems are rare in U.S. K–12 schools. Educators and researchers in the Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research program used the results of research on ecosystem response to hurricane disturbance in the Luquillo Experimental F...
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#1Meghan I. H. Lindeman (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 4
#2Amanda M. Durik (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 24
Last. Garret J. Hall (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)H-Index: 1
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Interventions that prompt learners to generate their own ideas about how material is valuable are promising for inspiring engagement. Drawing from research on the availability bias, we investigated how the learners’ subjective experience of generating ideas about the value of a domain (i.e., ease of coming up with ideas) affects perceptions of the content. In both studies, we manipulated the number of value statements participants generated, and then measured subjective task experience and perce...
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#1M. Anne BrittH-Index: 38
Last. Amanda M. DurikH-Index: 24
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: This study investigated how perceptions of agentic and communal values attract students to major in and persist in nursing. Participants reported a potential major and why they were attracted to that major. Transcripts were coded for declaration and graduating with a nursing major. Results showed that students who reported being attracted to a major for communal and agentic reasons were more likely to report nursing as a potential major, declare nursing as a major, and graduate with a nursing ...
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#1Amanda M. Durik (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 24
#2J. Schwartz (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 1
Last. Lee Shumow (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract This study tested the effects on interest and achievement of a classroom intervention in which students wrote about the utility of science. Participants were predominantly Black and Hispanic students in 7th and 9th grade ( N = 268). The results suggest that the self-generated utility intervention may be fairly robust to differences in students' backgrounds, but is sensitive to age. Among seventh graders, the intervention promoted interest in science for students with high success expect...
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