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Lofgran, Brandi B.; Smith, Leigh K.; Whiting, Erin F. – School Science and Mathematics, 2015
This study examined the science self-efficacy beliefs of students at the transition from elementary school (Grade 6) to middle school (Grade 7) and the transition from middle school (Grade 8) to high school (Grade 9). The purpose was to determine whether students' perceived competence is impacted at these important school transitions and if the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Achievement, Competence, Articulation (Education)
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Brown, Sherri L.; Ronau, Robert R. – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
While participating in single- and mixed-gender science and mathematics classes, ninth-grade urban high school students' (n = 118) academic self-concept, self-efficacy, and school climate perceptions were examined. Their perceptions were measured quantitatively from the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics (modified for Science) Attitude and the Patterns…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals)
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Ross, John A.; Scott, Garth; Bruce, Catherine D. – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
Recent research demonstrates that in many countries gender differences in mathematics achievement have virtually disappeared. Expectancy-value theory and social cognition theory both predict that if gender differences in achievement have declined there should be a similar decline in gender differences in self-beliefs. Extant literature is…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Failure, Mathematics Achievement, Social Cognition