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Sandra Simpkins

Sandra.Simpkins@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
The Sanford School
Faculty
Mail Code: 3701

Social Sciences 118 (Map)
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Bio

Sandra is an Associate Professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology with a Minor in Statistics from the University of California, Riverside in 2000.  "Download CV"  

Research Interests

Sandra Simpkins is an associate professor at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the predictors of adolescents’ choices. Recently, she has focused her work on adolescents’ participation in organized after-school activities and pursuit of STEM (i.e., science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Her work highlights how settings in which an individual is embedded, such as the peer group and family, are critical determinants of adolescents’ choices.

Here are the websites for her two current projects: Project Reach, https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/project-reach, and The Families and Science Project, https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/families-and-science-project.

 

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
SOC 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 492 Honors Directed Study
FAS 493 Honors Thesis
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
FAS 591 Seminar
SOC 499 Individualized Instruction

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
FAS 500 Research Methods

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 361 Research Methods
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
SOC 391 Research Methods

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 361 Research Methods
SOC 391 Research Methods

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 361 Research Methods
FAS 500 Research Methods
SOC 391 Research Methods
SOC 500 Research Methods

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Fredricks, J. & Simpkins, S. D.. Organized out-of-school activities: Peers and adolescent development. New Directions of Child and Adolescent Development (2013).

  2. Simpkins, S. D., Delgado, M., Price, C., Quach, A., & Starbuck, E.. Socioeconomic status, ethnicity, culture, and immigration: Examining the potential mechanisms underlying Mexican-origin adolescents’ organized activities. Developmental Psychology (2013).

  3. Simpkins, S. D., Schaefer, D., Price, C., & Vest, A. E.. Adolescent friendships, BMI, and physical activity: Untangling selection and influence through longitudinal social network analysis.. Journal for Research on Adolescence: Special Issue on Social Network Analysis (2013).

  4. Vest, A. E. & Simpkins, S. D.. Do some athletes drink alcohol more than others? The importance of peer relationships and gender.. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. (2013).

  5. Vest, A. E., Mahoney, J. L., & Simpkins, S. D.. Patterns of out-of-school time use around the world: Do they help to explain international differences in achievement?. International Journal for Research on Extended Education (2013).

  6. Organized out-of-school activities: Settings for peer relationships, peer influence, and adolescent development. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (2013).

  7. Vest, A. E., & Simpkins, S. D.. The Eccles’ Expectancy-Value Model: A framework to understand adolescents’ choices. The Encyclopedia of Adolescence.. Springer Science and Business Media (2012).

  8. Cansler, E., Updegraff, K. A., & Simpkins, S. D.. Mexican American adolescents' future work and family plans: Associations with cultural experiences and psychosocial well-being.. Journal of Early Adolescence (2012).

  9. Fredricks, J. A., & Simpkins, S. D.. Supporting ethnic minority youth during the after school hours: The potential of organized activity participation.. Child Development Perspectives. (2012).

  10. Simpkins, S. D., Fredricks, J., & Eccles, J. S.. Charting the Eccles’ Expectancy-Value Model from parents’ beliefs in childhood to youths’ activities in adolescence. Developmental Psychology (2012).

  11. Simpkins, S. D., Vest, A. E., Delgado, M. Y., & Price, C.. Do friends participate in similar extracurricular activities?: Examining the moderating role of age and race.. Journal of Leisure Research (2012).

  12. Simpkins, S. D., & Price, C.. Bolstering the success of students in science through motivational beliefs and families. Science Times: Arizona Science Teachers Association Circular (2012).

  13. Schaefer, D., Simpkins, S. D., Vest, A. E., & Price, C.. The role of extracurricular activities in developing and maintaining adolescent friendships: New insights through social network analysis.. Developmental Psychology (2011).

  14. Simpkins, S. D., O’Donnell, M., Delgado, M., & Becnel, J.N.. Latino adolescents’ participation in extracurricular activities: How important are family resources and cultural orientation?. Journal of Applied Developmental Science (2011).

  15. Simpkins, S. D., Vest, A., & Becnel, J. N.. Participating in sport and music activities in adolescence: The role of activity participation and motivational beliefs during elementary school. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2010).

  16. Simpkins, S. D., Vest, A., Dawes, N. P., & Neuman, K. I.. Dynamic relations between parents’ behaviors and children’s motivational beliefs in sports and music.. Parenting: Science and Practice (2010).

  17. Sandra Simpkins, S Bouffard, E Dearing, Holly Kreider, C Wimer, P Caronongan, H Weiss. Adolescent adjustment and patterns of parents' behaviors in early and middle adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence (2009).

  18. Slutzky, C., & Simpkins, S.D.. Participation in sports among low-accepted children: Type of activity and intensity of involvement do matter.. Psychology of Sport and Exercise (2009).

  19. C Wimer, Sandra Simpkins, E Dearing, P Caronongan, S Bouffard, H Weiss. Predicting youth out-of-school time participation: Multiple risks and developmental differences. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly (2008).

  20. Sandra Simpkins, J Eccles, J Becnel. The role of breadth in activity participation and friends in adolescents' adjustment. Developmental Psychology (2008).

  21. Halpern, D., Aronson, J., Reimer, N., Simpkins-Chaput, Sandra, Star, J., Wentzel, K.. Encouraging girls in math and science: IES Practice Guide (2007).

  22. C Wimer, S Bouffard, P Caronongan, E Dearing, Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, P Little, H Weiss. What are kids getting into these days? Demographic differences in youth out-of-school time participation. Harvard Family Research Project Research Report (2006).

  23. E Dearing, H Kreider, Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, H Weiss. Family Involvement in School and Low-Income Children's Literacy Performance: Longitudinal Associations between and within Families. Journal of Educational Psychology (2006).

  24. S Bouffard, C Wimer, P Caronongan, P Little, E Dearing, Sandra Simpkins-Chaput. Demographic differences in patterns of youth out-of-school time activity participation. Journal of Youth Development (2006).

  25. S Bouffard, Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, C DeDeo. Parenting behaviors and adolescent OST participation. Harvard Family Research Project Evaluation Exchange (2006).

  26. Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, K Weiss, H McCartney, E Kreider M. Mother-child relationship as a moderator of the relation between family educational involvement and child achievement. Parenting: Science and Practice (2006).

  27. Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, P Davis-Kean, J Eccles. Math and science motivation: A longitudinal examination of the links between choices and beliefs. Developmental Psychology (2006).

  28. Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, R Parke, M Flyr, M Wild. Similarities in children's and early adolescents' perceptions of friendship qualities across development, gender and friendship qualities. Journal of Early Adolescence (2006).

  29. Book chapter: Simpkins-Chaput, Sandra (Author) ,Fredricks, J (Author) ,Davis-Kean, P (Author) ,Eccles, J S (Author) . Healthy minds, healthy habits: The influence of activity involvement in middle childhood. Middle Childhood: Contexts of Development. Cambridge University Press (2006).

  30. Fiester L, Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, Bouffard S. Present and accounted for: Measuring attendance in out-of-school time programs. New Directions for Youth Development (2005).

  31. J Jacobs, Sandra Simpkins-Chaput. Mapping leaks in the math, science, and technology pipeline. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (2005).

  32. Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, M Ripke, A Huston, J Eccles. Predicting participation and outcomes in out-of-school activities: Similarities and differences across social ecologies. New Directions for Youth Development (2005).

  33. Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, P Davis-Kean. The intersection between self-concept and values: Links between beliefs and choices in high school. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (2005).

  34. Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, P Davis-Kean, J Eccles. Parents' socializing behavior and children's participation in math, science, and computer out-of-school activities. Applied Developmental Science (2005).

  35. Book chapter: Fredricks, J A (Author) ,Simpkins-Chaput, Sandra (Author) ,Eccles, J S (Author) . Family socialization, gender, and participation in sports and instrumental music. Developmental pathways through middle childhood: Rethinking contexts and diversity as resources. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (2005).

  36. Mapping leaks in the math, science, and technology pipeline. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development (2005).

  37. Dearing E, McCartney K, Weiss H, Kreider H, Sandra Simpkins-Chaput. The promotive effects of family educational involvement for low-income children's literacy: How and for whom does involvement matter?. Journal of School Psychology (2004).

  38. Sandra Simpkins-Chaput. Does youth's participation in out-of-school time activities make a difference?. Evaluation Exchange (2004).

  39. Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, P.M.D. Little, H.B. Weiss. Understanding and measuring attendance in out-of-school programs. Issues and Opportunities in Out-of-School Time Evaluation Briefs (2004).

  40. Sandra Simpkins-Chaput. Characterizing and measuring participation in out-of-school time programs. Harvard Family Research Project Evaluation Exchange (2003).

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Presentations

  1. Price, C., & Simpkins, S. D. What predicts science class enrollment for underrepresented youth? A look at science motivation and family support.. The Arizona Science Teachers Association State Conference. (Nov 2013).
  2. Becnel, J. N., Simpkins, S. D., & Christopher, F. S. Predicting racial variations in girls pubertal maturation: The role of SES.. the Society of Research on Child Development. (Mar 2013).
  3. Price, C., & Simpkins, S. D. Sibling behaviors and Mexican-origin adolescents’ after-school activity participation.. the Society of Research on Child Development. (Mar 2013).
  4. Vest, A. E., & Simpkins, S. D. Ethnic socialization in organized after-school activities. the Society of Research on Child Development. (Mar 2013).
  5. Simpkins, S. The role of families in motivating Latino youth to pursue science in high school. The 18th Annual Exhibition and Reception of the Coalition for National Science Funding. (Apr 2012).
  6. Price, C., Simpkins, S. D., & Taraba, S. How do siblings influence Mexican-origin youths’ activity participation?. the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.. (Mar 2012).
  7. Schaefer, D., Simpkins, S., Vest, A., & Price, C The contribution of extracurricular activities to adolescent friendships: New insights through social network analysis.. the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.. (Mar 2012).
  8. Schaefer, D., Simpkins, S., Price, C., & Vest, A. Adolescent friendships, weight, and activity: Untangling selection and influence with longitudinal social network analysis.. the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.. (Mar 2012).
  9. Simpkins, S., Vest, A., & Price, C. Intergenerational continuity and discontinuity in Mexican-origin youths’ participation in organized activities: Insights from mixed-methods.. the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.. (Mar 2012).
  10. S. D. Simpkins The dynamic role of parents over the course of adolescents’ activities: Insights into enrollment, participation, and consequences.. the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.. (Mar 2012).
  11. Vest, A. E., & Simpkins, S. D. Sport participation and alcohol use during adolescence: Mediators and moderators explaining the positive relation.. the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.. (Mar 2012).
  12. Simpkins, S. D. Summary of the recommendations to promote girls in STEM. Delaware State University.. (Oct 2011).
  13. Simpkins, S. D. Bolstering students’ pursuit of STEM through families and motivational beliefs.. The Arizona Science Teachers Association State Conference, Mesa, Arizona.. (Oct 2011).
  14. Delgado, M. Y., Price, C. D., Vest, A. E., & Simpkins, S. D. Mexican-origin adolescents’ after-school activities and perceived benefits: Case study perspectives across school seasons.. the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, QB. (Mar 2011).
  15. S. D. Simpkins Promoting positive youth development of Latino adolescents: The role of after-school settings and relationships.. the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, QB.. (Mar 2011).
  16. Delgado, M. Y., Vest, A. E., Simpkins, S. D., & Schaefer, D. How my friends matter: Examining the role of friends in a Latino school belonging model of academic achievement.. the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, QB.. (Mar 2011).
  17. Price, C. D., & Simpkins, S. D. The role of parents' supportive behaviors in adolescent extracurricular activity participation.. the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, QB.. (Mar 2011).
  18. Vest, A. E., Price, C. D., & Simpkins, S. D. Mexican-origin parents’ values of culture in organized activities: Differences by Mexican orientation and community demographics.. the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, QB.. (Mar 2011).
  19. Simpkins, S. D. The predictors of Mexican-origin adolescents’ participation in organized activities in the United States.. University of Rome, Rome, Italy.. (May 2010).
  20. Fabes, R., Hanish, L., Martin, C., & Simpkins, S. D. A workshop on the current developmental trends in peer research.. University of Rome, Rome, Italy.. (May 2010).
  21. Delgado, M. Y., Vest, A. E., Simpkins, S. D., & Schaefer, D. Do my friends matter? Exploring friendship network structures to predict academic success among Latino youth?. biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Adolescence. (Mar 2010).
  22. Price, C. D., Delgado, M. Y., Simpkins, S. D., & Vest, A. E. A qualitative approach to understanding gender-typed activities of Mexican American adolescents in two different communities.. biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Adolescence. (Mar 2010).
  23. Simpkins, S. D., Delgado, M. Y., Price, C., Vest, A. E., & Dawes, N. Activity participation of Mexican-origin adolescents: The importance of adolescents’ culture and ethnicity. biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Adolescence. (Mar 2010).
  24. S. D. Simpkins One program does not fit all: The importance of leaders, culture, and motivation in promoting success of high risk youth.. biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Adolescence. (Mar 2010).
  25. Vest, A. E., Becnel, J., & Simpkins, S. D. Cross-domain patterns across sports and music participation in elementary school and motivational beliefs in adolescence.. biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Adolescence. (Mar 2010).
  26. Vest, A. E., Delgado, M. Y., & Simpkins, S. D. Adolescents’ extracurricular activities: Does the influence of friends vary by age and race?. biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Adolescence. (Mar 2010).
  27. Vest, A. E., Simpkins, S. D., & Zarrett, N. Changes in intensity of activity participation from 7th to 12th grade: Implications for adolescent adjustment.. biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Adolescence. (Mar 2010).
  28. Simpkins, S.D. Interviewing children. William T. Grant Foundation meeting on mixed-methods research. (Oct 2009).
  29. Simpkins, S.D. The determinants of Mexican-origin adolescents' participation in organized activities: The role of culture, settings and the individual.. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Department Talk. (Jun 2009).
  30. Becnel, J.N. , and Simpkins, S.D. Children's time after school: Is there change and consistency in elementary school?. the Society of Research on Child Development. (Apr 2009).
  31. Camacho, D. , Delgado, M.Y. , and Simpkins, S.D. Why don't Mexican American adolescents participate in after-school activities? A qualitative analysis on the importance of context.. the Society of Research on Child Development. (Apr 2009).
  32. Dawes, N.P. , Vest, A.E. , and Simpkins, S.D. Examining reciprocal relationships between children's motivational beliefs and their participation in sports and music.. the Society of Research on Child Development. (Apr 2009).
  33. O’Donnell, M. , and Simpkins, S.D. Parenting stress and parental control as predictors of adolescent health outcomes.. the Society of Research on Child Development. (Apr 2009).
  34. Simpkins, S.D., Eccles, J.S., and Fredricks, J.A. Tracing the links between parents' beliefs in elementary school and adolescents' choices in high school.. the Society of Research on Child Development. (Apr 2009).
  35. Simpkins, S.D., O’Donnell, M. , Becnel, J.N. , and Delgado, M.Y. Latino adolescents' participation in extracurricular activities: Differences among and within Latino ethnic groups.. the Society of Research on Child Development. (Apr 2009).
  36. Vest, A.E. , Dawes, N.P. , Simpkins, S.D., and Neuman, K.I. Fostering children's motivation in sports and music: The role of adolescent sex and parents' behavior.. the Society of Research on Child Development. (Apr 2009).
  37. Vest, A.E. , Simpkins, S.D., and Zarrett, N. Changes in adolescents' participation in organized activities: Implications of race, gender and activity type.. the Society of Research on Child Development. (Apr 2009).
  38. Simpkins, S.D., & Delgado, M. Measuring afterschool settings that include ethnic minority youth.. William T. Grant Foundation meeting on School and After-school. (Jan 2009).
  39. Becnel, J.N., & Simpkins, S.D The predictors and correlates of organized sport and music participation from childhood to adolescence. biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence. (Mar 2008).
  40. Simpkins-Chaput, Sandra Gender differences and similarities in children's out-of-school activity participation. Gender Development Research Conference. (Apr 2006).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra * . Development of Self-Direction in Youth-Programs-Family Interactions Systems: Latino and Non-Latino Adolescents. UNIV OF ILLINOIS - CHAMP/URBAN (10/1/2013 - 6/29/2014).
  2. Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra * , Menjivar,Cecilia , Millsap,Roger E , . Distal Factors and Proximal Settings as Predictors of Latino Adolescents' Activities: Insights from Mixed Methods. Grant (William T.) Fdn (5/1/2013 - 4/30/2016).
  3. Schaefer,David * Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra . Exploring New Mechanisms to Explain How Adolescent Health Shapes Friend Selection. HHS-NIH-NICHD (6/4/2012 - 5/31/2015).
  4. Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra * . CAREER: How Families Motivate Mexican-Origin Adolescents to Pursue Physical Science in High School. NSF-EHR (3/15/2011 - 2/29/2016).
  5. Schaefer,David * Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra . Adolescent Friendship Networks: The Role of Individual and School Characteristics. Grant (William T.) Fdn (7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010).
  6. Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra * . The Determination of Mexican-Origin Adolescents' Participation in Organized Activities: The Role of Culture Settings and the Individual. Grant (William T.) Fdn (7/1/2007 - 6/30/2013).
  7. Simpkins-Chaput,Sandra * . Individual and Contextual Predictors of Participation in Out-of-School-Time Activities. HARVARD UNIV (11/1/2004 - 10/31/2006).

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Service

  1. The Arizona Science Teachers Association, Presenter (2013 - present)
  2. American Psychological Association, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2013 - present)
  3. Child Development Perspectives, ad hoc reviewer (2013 - present)
  4. Social Science Research, Ad hoc reviewer (2013 - present)
  5. Coronado High School, Science night participant (2013 - present)
  6. Chandler High School, Science Fair Judge (2013 - present)
  7. American Psychological Association annual convention, Program co-Chair (2013 - present)
  8. Faculty Search Committee, Chair (2012 - present)
  9. Faculty Search Committee, Chair (2012 - present)
  10. Society for Research on Child Development, Representative at The 18th Annual Exhibition and Reception of the Coalition for National Science Funding (2012 - present)
  11. Developmental Psychology, Editorial Board Member (2012 - present)
  12. Developmental Psychology, Editorial Board Member (2012 - present)
  13. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2012 - present)
  14. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Editorial Board Member (2012 - present)
  15. Brittish Journal of Psychology, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  16. Journal of Applied Developmental Science, Editorial Board Member (2011 - present)
  17. Journal of Applied Developmental Science, Editorial Board Member (2011 - present)
  18. Journal of Applied Developmental Science, Editorial Board Member (2011 - present)
  19. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  20. Journal of Research on Adolescence, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  21. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  22. Applied Developmental Science, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  23. Child Development, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  24. Child Development, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  25. Child Development, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  26. Journal of Research on Adolescence, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  27. Journal of Research on Adolescence, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  28. Child Development perspectives, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  29. Developmental Psychology, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - present)
  30. School for Social and Family Dynamics Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2007 - present)
  31. School for Social and Family Dynamics Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2007 - present)
  32. School for Social and Family Dynamics Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2007 - present)
  33. School for Social and Family Dynamics Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2007 - present)
  34. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, Ad hoc reviewer (2010 - 2013)
  35. Journal of Adolescent Health, Ad hoc reviewer (2013)
  36. Forum for Youth Investment., Consultant (2011)
  37. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, Ad hoc reviewer (2010)
  38. Parenting: Science & Practice, Ad hoc reviewer (2010)
  39. Society for Research on Child Development, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2010)
  40. Child Development Perspectives, Ad hoc reviewer (2010)

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