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ERIC Number: ED195570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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Factors Related to White, Black, and Hispanic Women's Mathematics Attainments: A Descriptive Study.
Rothschild, Susan J. S.; Lichtman, Marilyn
Virtually no research conducted on women and mathematics is longitudinal in scope, generalizable in extent, and ethnic-race specific in nature. This descriptive study begins to fill the gap by examining the effects of background, school, and social-psychological factors on Hispanic, black, and white women's mathematics attainments. Data for the study are taken from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS) with follow-ups in 1973, 1974, and 1976. Results of descriptive analyses show differences in factors affecting white and racial minority women with respect to their decision to pursue mathematics-related fields of study. The 10 sets of variables considered included: (1) family background; (2) high school experience; (3) self-concept; (4) significant others' perceived influence on college plans; (5) expectations; (6) expected college majors; (7) college mathematics experience; (8) sex-role orientation; (9) family status; and (10) mathematics-related attainment. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972