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ERIC Number: EJ1129510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
The Relationship between Academic Self-Efficacy and Academic-Related Boredom: "MAOA" Gene as a Moderator
Liu, Yangyang; Lu, Zuhong
Youth & Society, v49 n2 p254-267 Mar 2017
The present study sought to examine the relationship between Chinese high school students' academic self-efficacy and their academic-related boredom. Another objective was to explore the moderating effects of mono-amine-oxidase type A ("MAOA") gene polymorphism on this relationship. In a sample of 514 Chinese high school students, we measured their academic self-efficacy and academic-related boredom from Grades 10 to 12. In addition, we collected their DNA. Data were analyzed by using a linear mixture model. The results indicated that students' academic self-efficacy negatively predicted their academic-related boredom. The relationship between academic self-efficacy and academic-related boredom was more reliable for students with the 3-repeat allele than for the students with the 4-repeat allele. The findings suggested that the functional polymorphism of "MAOA" gene moderated the relationship between academic self-efficacy and academic-related boredom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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