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Title

The Effect Of A Role-Model Project Upon The Attitudes Of 9Th-Grade Science Students

Authors

Authors

M. A. Evans; M. Whigham;M. C. Wang

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Res. Sci. Teach.

Keywords

EARLY ADOLESCENTS; WOMEN; Education & Educational Research

Abstract

This article will describe an in-school intervention project that used female role models to change the attitudes of 964 Iowa girls and boys in 57 ninth-grade science classes toward science, math, and technical curricula and careers. The differences between the students' mean pretest and posttest scores on each of six factors found to be associated with students' attitudes toward science and math and technical careers were analyzed to determine which of five experimental groups responded most positively to the intervention. Higher difference scores indicated that the attitudes of girls and boys who participated in the intervention improved more than the attitudes of girls and boys in the control groups, suggesting that the use of female role models in the science classroom is an effective way to change students' attitudes toward science, math, and related careers.

Journal Title

Journal of Research in Science Teaching

Volume

32

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

195

Last Page

204

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1995QF41600006

ISSN

0022-4308

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