Frank Pajares

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The purpose of this study was to discover whether the science motivation beliefs of middle school students (N = 262) vary as a function of their gender or race/ethnicity and to determine whether science self-efficacy beliefs predict science achievement when motivation variables shown to predict achievement in other academic areas are controlled. Girls(More)
I begin this chapter with an assumption I hope readers will find reasonable. The assumption is that the beliefs that young people hold about their capability to succeed in their endeavors are vital forces in the subsequent successes or failures they attain in these endeavors. These self-efficacy beliefs provide the foundation for motivation, well-being, and(More)
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