ERIC Number: EJ1117133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Girls' and Boys' Academic Self-Concept in Science in Single-Sex and Coeducational Classes
Simpson, Amber; Che, S. Megan; Bridges, William C., Jr.
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v14 n8 p1407-1418 Dec 2016
Recently, single-sex classes within public coeducational schools have proliferated across the USA; yet, we still know little about whether and how single-sex science classes influence adolescents' attitude and affect toward science. This exploratory study expands upon our current understanding by investigating the extent in which female and male students' enrollment in either single-sex or coeducational science classrooms may influence their academic self-concept in science. Utilizing a quasi-experimental research design, findings suggest that being enrolled in single-sex science classrooms influence how students in this study perceive their abilities to perform and learn in science, particularly for females in single-sex science classrooms.
Descriptors: Self Concept, Coeducation, Single Sex Classes, Science Education, Adolescent Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Quasiexperimental Design, Females, Males, Student Attitudes, Self Concept Measures, Academic Ability, Science Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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