PERC 2012 Abstract Detail Page
|Abstract Title:||Self-Efficacy in Introductory Physics in Students at Single-Sex and Coeducational Colleges|
|Abstract:||We surveyed 88 students at four colleges: one men's college, two women's colleges, and one coeducational college. The questions, modified from Reid (2007), asked about in-class participation, how fulfilled they were by their achievement in their calc-based physics class, their attitude toward their class, and their self-efficacy (Bandura 1994) in the class. While a t-test showed no difference between men and women, an ANOVA showed a significant interaction between sex and type of school. Detailed results will be presented and discussed.|
|Footnote:||Bandura, A. (1994). Self-efficacy. In V. S. Ramachaudran, Encyclopedia of Human Behavoir (Vol. 4, pp. 71-81).
Reid, C. A. (2007). Teacher Interpersonal Behaviour: Its Influence on Student Motivation, Self-Efficacy and Attitude Towards Science. PhD. Thesis, Curtin Institute of Technology. Austrailia.
|Abstract Type:||Contributed Poster Presentation
Department of Physics
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Oxford, OH 45056
Mary Elizabeth Mills, Indiana University Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Ellen Yezierski, Miami University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry