ERIC Number: ED344533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Preclinical Academic Performance and Expectation of Clerkship Experiences.
Xu, Gang; And Others
This paper reports on a study that asked six groups (totalling 175 third-year medical students), before taking their surgery clerkship, to make predictions about their experiences in the clerkship. For male students, those in the high-expectation group had records of consistently higher mean academic performance in their first 2 years of medical school than did those in the low-expectation group. The high-expectation group also had a higher score than the low-expectation group in the written examination at the end of the clerkship. For female students, the prediction of success in the clerkship was neither related to their previous academic performance, nor to the clerkship written examination score. Findings are discussed in terms of theory of aspiration and gender differences in views of surgery clerkship. Contains seven references. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, April 20-24, 1992).