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ERIC Number: ED426635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 28
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Efficacy Expectations, Ability Level, and Gender of Post-Secondary Students with and without Severe Scholastic Deficits: Where Do We Go from Here?
Slemon, Jill C.; Shafrir, Uri
This study examined the efficacy beliefs of male and female college students in Southwestern Ontario (Canada) with and without scholastic deficits. A total of 20 men and 20 women without scholastic deficits and 51 men and 41 women with scholastic deficits (such as severe problems in reading, writing, or arithmetic) completed the Self-Estimate Test of Intellectual Functioning and Academic Achievement to measure students' judgements of how well they would perform on the Wide Range Achievement Test-Revised (WRAT-R). The participants then completed the WRAT-R. No significant gender differences were found between men and women without scholastic deficits in regard to predicted and actual WRAT-R scores. However, gender differences were found between men and women with scholastic deficits, with the men tending to overestimate and the women tending either to underestimate significantly or to provide accurate estimates of their WRAT-R scores. The results suggest that women with scholastic deficits are more vulnerable than men with scholastics deficits and display lower levels of efficacy. (Contains 31 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada