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2006

Curriculum and Instruction

University of Central Florida

Gender equity

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Science Self-Efficacy In Tenth Grade Hispanic Female High School Students, Maria Miller Jan 2006

Science Self-Efficacy In Tenth Grade Hispanic Female High School Students, Maria Miller

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Historical data have demonstrated an underrepresentation of females and minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions. The purpose of the study considered the variables of gender and ethnicity collectively in relationship to tenth grade Hispanic females' perception of their self-efficacy in science. The correlation of science self-efficacy to science academic achievement was also studied. Possible interventions for use with female Hispanic minority populations might help increase participation in STEM field preparation during the high school career. A population of 272 students was chosen through convenience sampling methods, including 80 Hispanic females. Students were administered a 27-item questionnaire taken ...