Adolescent girls' experiences and gender-related beliefs in relation to their motivation in math/science and english.

@article{Leaper2012AdolescentGE,
  title={Adolescent girls' experiences and gender-related beliefs in relation to their motivation in math/science and english.},
  author={Campbell Leaper and Timea Farkas and Christia Spears Brown},
  journal={Journal of youth and adolescence},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          268-82
        }
}
Although the gender gap has dramatically narrowed in recent decades, women remain underrepresented in many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This study examined social and personal factors in relation to adolescent girls' motivation in STEM (math/science) versus non-STEM (English) subjects. An ethnically diverse sample of 579 girls ages 13-18 years (M = 15) in the U.S. completed questionnaires measuring their academic achievement, ability beliefs, values, and… CONTINUE READING
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