Eccles’s research focuses on gender-role socialization, teacher expectancies, classroom influences on student motivation, and social development in the family and school context.
One of the leading developmental scientists of her generation, Eccles has made seminal contributions to the study of achievement-related decisions and development. Most notably, her expectancy-value theory of motivation and her concept of stage-environment have served as perhaps the most dominant models of achievement during the school years, contributing to extensive research and reform efforts to improve the nature of secondary school transitions.
Eccles will receive the Outstanding Mentor Award at the 2020 SRA Biennial Meeting - From Genome to Globe - March 19-21 in San Diego, California.
About the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA):
SRA is a community of researchers dedicated to advancing understanding of adolescence and enhancing the wellbeing of youth in a globalized world. The organization promotes high-quality research that considers the biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of development in context. SRA aims to lead and shape scientific and public discourse on youth and adolescence, and to guide parenting, schooling, programs, and policies.