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ERIC Number: EJ1175922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Building Middle School Girls' Self-Efficacy, Knowledge, and Interest in Math and Science through the Integration of Fashion and STEM
Ogle, Jennifer Paff; Hyllegard, Karen H.; Rambo-Hernandez, Karen; Park, Juyeon
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v109 n4 p33-40 Fall 2017
Fashion FUNdamentals (FF), a STEM enrichment program for middle school girls, offers an alternative approach to STEM education by invoking "fashion" as a catalyst to ignite curiosity about STEM. This study explored whether participation in FF enhanced girls' self-efficacy, knowledge, and interest in math and science. At the conclusion of the program, participants in FF demonstrated higher scores on measures of self-efficacy in math and science and knowledge in math. Girls' self-efficacy in math and science positively predicted their interest in STEM. Focus group data revealed that some girls demonstrated enthusiasm for science and acquired science knowledge specific to FF.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado
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