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written by Jane Stout, Tiffany A. Ito, Noah D. Finkelstein, and Steven J. Pollock
A great deal of research indicates that feeling a secure sense of belonging in academic settings is critical to students' achievement. In the current work, we present data collected over multiple semesters of a calculus-based introductory physics class indicating that women feel a lower sense of belonging than men in physics. This finding is important because our data also indicate that having a strong sense of belonging in physics positively predicts the degree to which all students see the value of physics in their daily life (an outcome that predicts motivation and persistence in achievement settings) as well as performance on exams in the course. We identify one potential antecedent of women's relatively lower sense of belonging in physics, namely, negative cultural stereotypes about women's inferior ability in physics compared to men. We then discuss pedagogical strategies that might be employed to enhance women's sense of belonging in physics.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 402-405
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Achievement
- Sample Population
= Gender: Female
- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789737
NSF Numbers:
0833364
0910373
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
01.40.gb
Keywords:
PERC 2012, gender beliefs, stereotype threat
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J. Stout, T. Ito, N. Finkelstein, and S. Pollock, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12863&DocID=3395).
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J. Stout, T. Ito, N. Finkelstein, and S. Pollock, How a gender gap in belonging contributes to the gender gap in physics participation, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12863&DocID=3395>.
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Stout, J., Ito, T., Finkelstein, N., & Pollock, S. (2012, August 1-2). How a gender gap in belonging contributes to the gender gap in physics participation. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved September 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12863&DocID=3395
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Stout, J, T. Ito, N. Finkelstein, and S. Pollock. "How a gender gap in belonging contributes to the gender gap in physics participation." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12863&DocID=3395 (accessed 20 September 2014).
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Stout, Jane, Tiffany A. Ito, Noah Finkelstein, and Steven Pollock. "How a gender gap in belonging contributes to the gender gap in physics participation." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 402-405 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 20 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12863&DocID=3395>.
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