ERIC Number: ED194307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Self-Concept of Science Ability Held by Eighth Grade Females: Science Teachers as Significant Others.
Fish, Virginia Kemp
This is part of a longitudinal investigation of the academic and career development of an eighth-grade class through to their third year after high school, conducted by the Grand Rapids, Michigan Public Schools/Western Michigan University - Center for Educational Studies. The study examined the relationship between science teachers' evaluations of science ability, as seen by respondents, and the resulting self-concept of science ability held by eighth-grade females (N=856). Teacher evaluations were the independent variables; self-concept of science ability was the dependent variable as measured by questionnaire items taken from the Michigan State Self-Concept of Ability Scales developed by Wilbur Brookover and his associates. The major finding noted a positive relationship between the perceived evaluations of teachers and self-concept of science ability. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (Minneapolis, MN, April 25-27, 1979).