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ERIC Number: ED555051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 201
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3033-9144-6
The Effect of Locus of Control, Self-Efficacy, and Gender-Role Identity on Academic Performance Outcomes of Female College Students
Sierra, Jade Simone
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, La Sierra University
This quantitative study investigated the predictive worthiness of the predictor variable indices--locus of control, self-efficacy, and gender identity--to ascertain if elevated levels of the predictors influence academic performance outcomes (individually as well as interactionally). The study theorized that students with increased levels of locus of control and self-efficacy have increased probability in achieving elevated academic performance outcomes. The study also evaluated gender-role to pinpoint the perceived gender identity of the participants and assess if students with androgynous orientations had increased performance outcomes compared to non-androgynous students. The sample population was comprised of 126 female students enrolled in coed classes at La Sierra University (LSU) located in Riverside, California, and in single-gender classes at Mt Saint Mary's College (MSMC) located in Los Angeles, California. The students completed the following self-administering measurements: Academic Self-Efficacy Questionnaire by Wood and Locke (1987), Adult Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External Scales by Nowicki and Strickland (1974), and the Bem Sex Role Inventory by Bem (1971). The predictor variables, singularly or as an interaction of, locus of control, self-efficacy, and gender-role orientation (androgynous) were found not to be statistically significant in predicting the probability of achieving elevated academic performance outcome (grades) at LSU or MSMC. The unexpected, non-significant findings are explored in detail and rationales for the results observed given. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bem Sex Role Inventory