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Betz, Nancy E.; Hackett, Gail – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1983
Investigated the relationship of mathematics self-efficacy expectations to the selection of science-based major in 261 college students. Results indicated that mathematics self-efficacy expectations were significantly related to students' selection of science-based college majors. The math-related self-efficacy expectations of males were…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Preparation, College Science, College Students
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Hackett, Gail; Betz, Nancy E. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1989
This study investigated the relationship between mathematical performance and mathematics self-efficacy, attitudes toward mathematics, and the choice of mathematics-related majors by college women and men. Performance and self-efficacy correlate positively with attitudes, masculine sex-role orientation, and a mathematics-related major. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Mathematics, College Students, Educational Research
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Betz, Nancy E.; Hackett, Gail – Journal of Career Assessment, 1997
Summarizes Bandura's self-efficacy theory. Reviews occupational, scientific-technical, and mathematics self-efficacy, Holland's hexagonal model, the Occupational Self-Efficacy Scale, and the relationship of self-efficacy to vocational interests. Considers the applicability of these concepts to women's career development and assessment. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Development, Females, Self Efficacy, Theories
Hackett, Gail – 1981
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that mathematics-related self-efficacy mediates the effects of gender and mathematical preparation and achievement on mathematics-relatedness of college major. The responses of 117 undergraduates to a series of inventories and questionnaires yielded seven variables descriptive of the…
Descriptors: Achievement, Career Choice, Career Planning, College Mathematics
Hackett, Gail; Betz, Nancy E. – 1982
The purposes of the present study were to develop and evaluate a measure of self-efficacy expectations with regard to the performance of mathematics-related behaviors and to investigate the relationship of mathematics self-efficacy expectations to the selection of science-based college majors. Based on results obtained from a pilot sample of 115…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Educational Research, Females
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Hackett, Gail – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1985
Examined whether mathematics-related self-efficacy mediated the effects of gender and mathematical preparation and achievement on math relatedness of college major choice in 117 undergraduates. Results showed that math self-efficacy predicts both math anxiety and math-related major choices. Gender alone appeared insufficient to explain…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Students, Etiology, Higher Education
Hackett, Gail; Betz, Nancy E. – 1984
This investigation, part of an on-going research program examining social learning theory applications to career development, tested several hypotheses derived from A. Bandura's self-efficacy theory in the career-related domain of mathematics. Specifically, the effects of failure on a mathematics task and on a task irrelevant to mathematics were…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Career Development, Failure, Higher Education
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Hackett, Gail; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1990
Assigned college student subjects (N=149) to verbal or mathematics and success or failure conditions to test hypothesis from self-efficacy theory. Changes in task self-efficacy and interest resulting from task success or failure were in accordance with predictions. Task performance effects generalized to global mathematics and verbal ability…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Students, Failure, Higher Education
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Campbell, Nancy K.; Hackett, Gail – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1986
Results indicated subjects decreased their ratings of self-efficacy and interest as a result of the failure experience and the same ratings increased as a result of the success experience. Women rated themselves lower than men and rated luck as the cause of their successful performance. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, College Students, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement