Efficacy Expectations and Vocational Interests as Mediators between Sex and Choice of Math/Science College Majors: A Longitudinal Study

@article{Lapan1996EfficacyEA,
  title={Efficacy Expectations and Vocational Interests as Mediators between Sex and Choice of Math/Science College Majors: A Longitudinal Study},
  author={Lapan and Shaughnessy and D R Boggs},
  journal={Journal of vocational behavior},
  year={1996},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={277-91}
}
A longitudinal study was conducted to test the mediational role of efficacy expectations in relation to sex differences in the choice of a math/science college major. Data on 101 students were gathered prior to their entering college and then again after they had declared a major 3 years later. Path analytic results support the importance of both math self-efficacy beliefs and vocational interest in mathematics in predicting entry into math/science majors and mediating sex differences in these… CONTINUE READING

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