Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
There have been no previous studies in the self-efficacy or single-sex schools literature that have looked at the possible relationship between self-efficacy expectations and type of school. This study compared mathematics self-efficacy of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls in a single-sex and a co-educational school. Four measures, including a personal background questionnaire, were used to collect data. Results showed a correlation for type of school and importance of mathematics. Contrary to assumptions made by the researcher, girls in the co-educational school scored consistently higher on all measures used. The results of this research suggest that it will take more than single-sex schooling to improve girls' attitudes about math and their participation in technological careers.
Rodriguez, AnaGloria, "Comparing math self-efficacy in middle school girls" (2003). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 834.