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Abstract Title: How is perception of being recognized by others as someone good at physics related to female and male students’ physics identities?
Abstract: Prior research on underrepresentation of women in physics has focused on gender differences in various attitudes and beliefs students have towards physics. One open area of investigation is the foundation of students' identities in physics, a particularly powerful driver of career decisions. We present an investigation involving approximately 500 students in introductory level calculus-based physics courses, a context in which less than one third of the students are women. The analysis tested a new physics identity framework, specifically examining whether the relation between gender and physics identity was mediated by motivational factors such as self-efficacy, interest, and perceived recognition.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B7
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Tim Nokes-Malach
University of Pittsburgh
3939 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260-3583
Phone: 4126247789
and Co-Presenter(s)
Z. Yasemin Kalender, University of Pittsburgh
Emily Marshman, Community College of Allegheny College
Christian D. Schunn, University of Pittsburgh
Chandralekha Singh, University of Pittsburgh