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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

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jennifer Blue
Miami University
Department of Physics
620 E Spring Street
Oxford, OH 45056
Phone: 513-529-1380
and Co-Presenter(s)
Mary Elizabeth Mills, Indiana University Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Ellen Yezierski, Miami University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry