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ERIC Number: EJ1115641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
An Examination of Middle School Students' STEM Self-Efficacy with Relation to Interest and Perceptions of STEM
Brown, Patrick L.; Concannon, James P.; Marx, Donna; Donaldson, Christopher W.; Black, Alicia
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v17 n3 p27-38 Jul-Sep 2016
The purpose of this teacher research study is to ascertain students' interest in STEM and beliefs about STEM before and after STEM specific instruction, explore possible differences in STEM self-efficacy by gender, and explore differences in STEM self-efficacy by group role. Our primary data sources include a modified attitudinal survey and modified perceptions of collaboration survey. We found differences in gender and students' group roles to be related to self-efficacy, intentions to persist in STEM, perceptions of STEM and interests in STEM. Research on students' self-efficacy and perceptions of group work has the potential to restructure how teachers design activities and teach students about collaboration.
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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