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dc.contributor.authorHardee Bailey, Alice Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-03-02T21:09:33Z
dc.date.available2005-03-02T21:09:33Z
dc.date.issued2004-11-23en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/4942
dc.description.abstractA mediated-moderation model of stereotype threat was tested. Domain identification and motivational orientation were treated as moderators of the threat effect on self-efficacy and cognitive interference, which were hypothesized to mediate the threat-performance relationship. Participants were primed with stereotype-consistent, stereotype inconsistent, or no information regarding sex differences in mathematical abilities. While significant performance differences were found between males and females in the control and threat conditions, no differences were found in a female benefit condition that described a math task as favoring females. Significant sex differences in domain identity and self-efficacy were also found. Post-hoc analyses revealed that domain identification and self-efficacy explained significant amounts of variance in sex differences in math performance. The results provide general support for Steeles theory of stereotype threat and resulting disidentification with the task domain among targets.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectStereotype (Psychology)
dc.subjectSex differences
dc.subjectSelf-efficacy
dc.subjectAcademic achievement
dc.subjectStereotype threat
dc.subjectGender differences
dc.subject.lcshSex differencesen_US
dc.subject.lcshStereotypes (Social psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshAcademic achievementen_US
dc.subject.lcshSelf-efficacyen_US
dc.titleEffects of Stereotype Threat on Females in Math and Science Fields: An Investigation of Possible Mediators and Moderators of the Threat-Performance Relationshipen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Chair: Jack Feldman; Committee Member: Amy Bruckman; Committee Member: Dianne Leader; Committee Member: Larry James; Committee Member: Ruth Kanferen_US


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