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ERIC Number: EJ938941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Examining the Effects of Stereotype Threat on Test-Taking Behaviors
Scherbaum, Charles A.; Blanshetyn, Victoria; Marshall-Wolp, Elizabeth; McCue, Elizabeth; Strauss, Ross
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v14 n3 p361-375 Sep 2011
This study examines the relationship between stereotype threat and individual test-taking behaviors. Previous research has examined the impact of stereotype threat on test scores, but little research has examined the impact of stereotype threat on the test-taking behaviors impacting those scores. Using a pre-post experimental design, stereotype threat was manipulated and test-taking behaviors (e.g., time spent per item, response changes) were measured while completing verbal ability items before and after the manipulation. The results indicated that stereotype threat minimally impacted time-related test-taking behaviors, but did impact behaviors related to response changes. Implications of the findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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