Jessica Degol, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
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Hawthorn Building, 122
    Research Interests

    Examining environmental and contextual factors in child care settings that impact the development of self-regulation in preschool-aged children

    Tracking the heterogeneous patterns of self-regulation development over time

    Understanding the contextual and motivational factors that influence women's choices to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields


    Wang, M.-T., & Degol, J. L. (2016). Gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM): Current knowledge, implications for practice, policy, and future directions. Educational Psychology Review. doi:10.1007/s10648-015-9355-x

    Wanless, S.B., Kim, K. H., Zhang, C., Degol, J. L., Chen, J.L., & Chen, F.M. (2016). Trajectories of behavioral regulation for Taiwanese children from 3.5 to 6 years and relations to math and vocabulary outcomes. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 34, 104-114. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.10.001

    Wang, M.-T., & Degol, J. L. (2015). School climate: A review of the construct, measurement, and impact on student outcomes. Educational Psychology Review. doi:10.1007/s10648-015-9319-1

    Wang, M.-T., Degol, J. L., & Ye, F. (2015). Math achievement is important, but task values are critical too: Examining the intellectual and motivational factors leading to gender disparities in STEM careers. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1-9. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00036

    Degol, J. L., & Bachman, H. J. (2015). Preschool teachers’ classroom behavioral socialization practices and low-income children’s self-regulation skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 31, 89-100. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.01.002

    Wang, M.-T., & Degol, J. L. (2014). Staying engaged: Knowledge and research needs in student engagement. Child Development Perspectives, 8(3), 137-143. doi:10.1111/cdep.12073

    Wang, M.-T., & Degol, J. L. (2013). Motivational pathways to STEM career choices: Using expectancy-value perspective to understand individual and gender differences in STEM fields. Developmental Review, 33(4), 304-340. doi:10.1016/j.dr.2013.08.001