ERIC Number: EJ1071890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
High School Boys' and Girls' Writing Conceptions and Writing Self-Efficacy Beliefs: What Is Their Role in Writing Performance?
Villalón, Ruth; Mateos, Mar; Cuevas, Isabel
Educational Psychology, v35 n6 p653-674 2015
This study investigated the conceptions about writing and writing self-efficacy beliefs held by high school students in relation to the students' gender as well as their associations with writing achievement. The results show that female students have more sophisticated writing conceptions than their male counterparts but no gender differences were found in writing self-efficacy beliefs. In addition, results reveal that writing self-efficacy beliefs and gender play an important role in predicting writing performance and that writing performance is moderated by students' writing conceptions. Educational implications and further research are discussed.
Descriptors: High School Students, Self Efficacy, Writing Achievement, Writing (Composition), Gender Differences, Writing Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain (Madrid)
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