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Martha Bleeker


Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Minor in Statistics, Pennsylvania State University

M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 2001

B.S., Psychology, Ethnic & Gender Studies, Emporia State University, 1999

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POSITION TITLE:  Research Assistant

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  The relation between gender and achievement motivation in the domains of mathematics, science, and technology; family gender socialization in the development of achievement motivation and career goals during adolescence; applied educational research in the school environment


Albert M. Kligman Graduate Dissertation Fellowship (2004-2005)

Prevention Research Center Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University (2003-2004)

Selected Publications:

Bleeker, M. M. & Jacobs, J. E. (2004). Achievement in math and science: Do mothers’ beliefs matter twelve years later? Journal of Educational Psychology, 96(1), 97-109.

 Jacobs, J. E. & Bleeker, M. M. (in press). Girls’ and boys’ developing interests in math and science: Do parents matter? To appear in New Directions.

 Jacobs, J. E., Bleeker, M. M., & Constantino, M. J, (2003). The self-system during childhood and adolescence: Development, influences, and implications. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 13(1), 33-65.

 Jacobs, J. E., Davis-Kean, P., Bleeker, M. M., Eccles, J. S., & Malanchuck, O. (in press) “I can, but I don’t want to”: The impact of parents, interests, and activities on gender differences in math. To appear in J. Kaufman and A. Gallagher (Eds.), Gender Differences in Mathematics, New York: Cambridge University Press.

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