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Lopez, Frederick G.; Lent, Robert W. – Career Development Quarterly, 1992

Explored relationship of four sources of self-efficacy information to high school students' (n=50) mathematics self-efficacy. Found prior performance to be most efficient predictor of self-efficacy. Global academic self-concept did not explain unique self-efficacy variation beyond prior performance. Effect of self-efficacy on perceived utility of…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, High Schools, Mathematics Skills

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Lent, Robert W.; And Others – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1993

Comparison of scores of 166 undergraduates on the Mathematics American College Test, Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale, and an outcome expectation scale showed that self-efficacy mediated the effects of past achievement on interest in math. Achievement and self-efficacy predicted math grades; outcome expectation and self-efficacy predicted interest…

Descriptors: College Students, Course Selection (Students), Expectation, Higher Education

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Lent, Robert W.; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1991

Explored relation of sources of efficacy information to mathematics self-efficacy percepts and relations among self-efficacy, outcome expectations, interest in mathematics-related college courses, and choice of science-based career among 138 undergraduates. Efficacy informational sources were significantly predictive of gender differences in…

Descriptors: Career Choice, College Students, Higher Education, Mathematics

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Lent, Robert W.; And Others – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1996

One study tested two- through five-factor models of math self-efficacy sources with 295 college students, supporting a four-factor structure (performance, vicarious learning, social persuasion, emotional arousal). In a second study of 481 high school students, data fit a five-factor model (performance, adult modeling, peer modeling, social…

Descriptors: Beliefs, Influences, Mathematical Aptitude, Models

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Lent, Robert W.; Brown, Steven D.; Gore, Paul A., Jr. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1997

Examined whether global academic self-concept and academic self-efficacy beliefs that vary in domain specificity/globality represent distinct or common underlying dimensions. Results based on 205 university students revealed that each of the variables represented separate, though related, latent dimensions of self-perception. Implications for…

Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, College Students, Higher Education

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Lent, Robert W.; And Others – Journal of Career Assessment, 1996

College students (n=103) cited past performance as the most influential basis for their efficacy beliefs about mathematics. Women cited physiological reactions and teaching quality more often than men did. Thought-listing procedures proved a useful means of studying phenomena not measured by standard psychometric means. (SK)

Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, College Students, Experience, Heuristics

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Gainor, Kathy A.; Lent, Robert W. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1998

The math-related interests and academic-choice intentions of black college students (N=164) are explored. A social cognitive path model offered good overall fit to the data. Although racial identity contributed little to the model, self-efficacy and outcome expectations predicted interests, which predicted choice intentions across racial attitude…

Descriptors: Black Students, Career Choice, Career Development, College Freshmen