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Rice, Kenneth G.; Lopez, Frederick G.; Richardson, Clarissa M. E. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2013
We examined perfectionistic personality characteristics and their association with science self-efficacy beliefs and academic performance among college students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We were especially interested in gender differences in effects given that women remain significantly underrepresented in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), STEM Education, Personality Traits
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Rice, Kenneth G.; Lopez, Frederick G.; Richardson, Clarissa M. E.; Stinson, Jennifer M. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2013
Using a randomized, between-subjects experimental design, we tested hypotheses that self-critical perfectionism would moderate the effects of subtle stereotype threat (ST) for women and students in underrepresented racial/ethnic groups who are pursuing traditional degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). A diverse sample of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Majors (Students), Self Efficacy
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Lent, Robert W.; Lopez, Frederick G.; Sheu, Hung-Bin; Lopez, Antonio M., Jr. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2011
In a replication and extension of earlier research, we examined the explanatory adequacy of the social cognitive choice model (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994) in a sample of 1404 students majoring in a variety of computing disciplines at 23 historically Black and 27 predominantly White universities. Participants completed measures of self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Selection, Predictor Variables, Majors (Students)
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Lent, Robert W.; Lopez, Antonio M., Jr.; Lopez, Frederick G.; Sheu, Hung-Bin – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2008
We tested the fit of the social cognitive choice model [Lent, R.W., Brown, S.D., & Hackett, G. (1994). "Toward a unifying social cognitive theory of career and academic interest, choice, and performance [Monograph]." "Journal of Vocational Behavior," 45, 79-122] to the data across gender, educational level, and type of university among students in…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Self Efficacy, Computers, Epistemology
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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
Bieschke, Kathleen J.; Lopez, Frederick G. – 1991
Although women are entering male-dominated occupations at a greater rate, they still tend to avoid those occupations, as well as college majors that require math. Lack of an adequate math background, and thus lower math achievement, seems to effectively bar women from high level, technological, and male-dominated occupations. This study examined…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Careers, College Students, High School Students