2740 STEM Attitudes and Achievement at the Intersection of Gender and Ethnic Identities

Monday, February 21, 2011: 9:45 AM
158AB (Washington Convention Center )
Nicole M. Else-Quest , Villanova University, Villanova, PA
STEM attitudes (e.g., self-concept, interest, and value) emerge in the context of adolescent identity development. For female, Black, and Latino/a students, these attitudes involve the internalization or rejection of negative STEM stereotypes as a part of their identity. This research examines how gender and ethnic identities serve to shape STEM attitudes and achievement, both positively and negatively, in White, Black, Latino/a, and Asian American high school students.
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