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Research Interests

The central question guiding Dr. Pomerantz's research is that of how to facilitate children's motivation and achievement in school. Dr. Pomerantz's research group focuses primarily on the role of parents, with a current study on how to support parents in optimizing children's learning in the area of math. A key theme of Dr. Pomerantz's research is understanding how the cultural context in which children and parents reside shapes children's motivation and achievement; to date, the focus has been on the United States and China.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., New York University


  • H Social Sciences
  • L Education

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  • Factors that promote children’s motivation and achievement at school
  • efforts to keep children academically engaged while at home

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Research Output

Countering Youth's Negative Stereotypes of Teens Fosters Constructive Behavior

Qu, Y., Pomerantz, E. M. & Wu, G., Jan 1 2020, In : Child development. 91, 1, p. 197-213 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Implications of Chinese and American Mothers' Goals for Children's Emotional Distress

    Ng, J., Xiong, Y., Qu, Y., Cheung, C., Fei-Yin Ng, F., Wang, M. & Pomerantz, E. M., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The relation between parents' involvement in children's schooling and children's adjustment: A meta-analysis

    Barger, M. M., Kim, E. M., Kuncel, N. R. & Pomerantz, E. M., Sep 2019, In : Psychological bulletin. 145, 9, p. 855-890 36 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Role of Mothers' Child-Based Worth in Their Affective Responses to Children's Performance

    Ng, F. F. Y., Pomerantz, E. M., Lam, S. F. & Deng, C., Jan 1 2019, In : Child development. 90, 1, p. e165-e181

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Why does parents’ involvement in youth's learning vary across elementary, middle, and high school?

    Wei, J., Pomerantz, E. M., Ng, F. F. Y., Yu, Y., Wang, M. & Wang, Q., Jan 2019, In : Contemporary Educational Psychology. 56, p. 262-274 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle