Gender Differences in Math and Verbal Self-Concept, Performance Expectations, and Motivation

  title={Gender Differences in Math and Verbal Self-Concept, Performance Expectations, and Motivation},
  author={S. Skaalvik and E. Skaalvik},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Gender differences in mathematics and verbal self-concept, performance expectations, intrinsic motivation, and goal orientation were examined in 4 samples of Norwegian students. A total of 907 students in 6th grade (n = 277), 9th grade (n = 239), 11th grade (n = 264), and adult students enrolled in first year of senior high school (n = 127) participated in the study. Findings indicated that gender differences continue to exist. Male students had higher self-concept, performance expectations… Expand
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