This study examines the potentially gendered role of perceptions of social relevance in ninth graders’ expectations to major in STEM. Further, it examines these dynamics with respect to expectations to major in any STEM field as well as expectations to major in specific STEM fields.
Perceptions of the Social Relevance of Science: Exploring the Implications for Gendered Patterns in Expectations of Majoring in STEM Fields
The authors examine whether differing levels of confidence for coping with barriers to education would moderate the relationship of stereotype threat and STEM self-efficacy.
Feeling the Threat: Stereotype Threat as a Contextual Barrier to Women's Science Career Choice Intentions
The goal of the current project was to examine the influence of a proximal contextual barrier, stereotype threat, as a predictor of STEM career outcomes for women within the SCCT framework.