Category: Social & Emotional Development

34 - How Ethnic Identity Impacts Academic Achievement of Low-income High-Ability Students

Saturday, Nov 17
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

In this study of low-income high-ability middle school students, associations among students’ ethnic identity, self-concept, resilience, and their academic achievement were examined. Ethnic identity may contribute to students’ academic achievement through enhancing their self-concepts and resilience. This session shares implications of the results and provides suggestions to promote students’ ethnic identity.


Mihyeon Kim

Director, Precollegiate Learner Program
William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia

Mihyeon Kim is the Director of Precollegiate Learner Programs at the Center for Gifted Education, William and Mary. She is responsible for designing and implementing academic enrichment services for precollegiate students and has expanded services to international students. She is interested in development of effective enrichment programs and career development of gifted students. In addition, she is staunchly committed to providing educational opportunities to disadvantaged students to offer enrichment programs. She offers a variety of precollegiate programs for various student populations, including Saturday, summer, and residential programs.