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ERIC Number: EJ918330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
A Math-Related Decrement Stereotype Threat Reaction among Older Nontraditional College Learners
Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa
Educational Gerontology, v37 n4 p292-306 2011
It is important to address quality of life issues, such as education participation, with a growing aging population. The focus for the present research was on possible reactions among a broad age range of nontraditional learners. The present study found significant aging-related issues in perceived willingness to be involved in math-related learning and associated assessment contexts. Although nontraditional male and female learners differed in their characterization of personal past social role models' messages toward gender-related math ability, there were no significant differences in math test performance. This finding supports a possible "decrement" stereotype threat belief among relatively older learners. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A