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ERIC Number: EJ1140309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Math-Gender Stereotypes and Career Intentions: An Application of Expectancy-Value Theory
Song, Jingjing; Zuo, Bin; Wen, Fangfang; Yan, Lei
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v45 n3 p328-340 2017
Exposure to negative math-gender stereotypes undermines the intentions of female college students to engage in careers in the math field, yet the mechanisms by which such stereotypes relate to girls' career intentions remain unclear. We simultaneously tested multiple mediators in a sample of 186 female students from one high school in central China. Participants completed five questionnaires that measured mathematics-related gender stereotypes, competence beliefs, task value, sexual attraction beliefs and career intentions. The path analysis results indicated that math-gender stereotypes were negatively related to adolescent girls' career intentions in math fields through negative relationships with students' mathematics-related competence beliefs, task value and sexual attraction beliefs. These results are discussed in terms of their implications for theory and educational practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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