Mathematics Self-Concept in New Zealand Elementary School Students: Evaluating Age-Related Decline

  title={Mathematics Self-Concept in New Zealand Elementary School Students: Evaluating Age-Related Decline},
  author={Penelope Watson and Christine Rubie-Davies and Kane Meissel},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
The underrepresentation of females in mathematics-related fields may be explained by gender differences in mathematics self-concept (rather than ability) favoring males. Mathematics self-concept typically declines with student age, differs with student ethnicity, and is sensitive to teacher influence in early schooling. We investigated whether change in mathematics self-concept occurred within the context of a longitudinal intervention to raise and sustain teacher expectations of student… 
Teacher expectations and perceived teacher involvement anticipate changes in Latino/a middle school students’ expectations of math success
Abstract Strong evidence indicates that student expectations of success in mathematics decline in middle school. The goal of the present study was to examine whether the expectations of teachers and


Exploring international gender differences in mathematics self-concept
It is shown that self- Concept in mathematics is more closely related to the desire to enter a career using mathematics than achievement is, and while gender differences in mathematics self-concept are smaller in more egalitarian countries, both girls and boys have lower mathematics selfconcepts and less interest in mathematics careers in these countries.
A Study on the Elementary School Students’ Mathematics Self Concept
Abstract Mathematics self-concept, which can be defined as student ratings of their skills, ability, enjoyment and interest in mathematics, is seen as an important factor in mathematics education. In
Juxtaposing math self-efficacy and self-concept as predictors of long-term achievement outcomes
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that self-efficacy and self-concept reflect different underlying processes and both are critical to understanding long-term achievement outcomes. Although both
Academic self-concepts in adolescence: Relations with achievement and ability grouping in schools
Abstract The effects of ability grouping in schools on students' self-concept were examined in a sample of 23 secondary schools with a range of structured ability groupings. Measures of general
New Zealand Students’ Mathematics-Related Beliefs and Attitudes: Recent Evidence
Internationally, associations between mathematics achievement and various beliefs and attitudes related to learning are well established. In this article, the findings of five studies are examined to
Gendered Teacher Expectations of Mathematics Achievement in New Zealand: Contributing to a Kink at the Base of the STEM Pipeline?
Women remain under-represented in mathematics-related domains, despite demonstrating that their ability in these domains is equal to that of men. Teacher expectation has been identified as one factor
Cross-national patterns of gender differences in mathematics: a meta-analysis.
Gender equity in school enrollment, women's share of research jobs, and women's parliamentary representation were the most powerful predictors of cross-national variability in gender gaps in math.
Mathematics confidence, interest, and performance: Examining gender patterns and reciprocal relations
Abstract With data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999, this study explores gender-related patterns in math attitudes and achievement. Following 7040 students
Mathematics and Science Self-Concept: An International Investigation
Using data from different countries, the author conducted an international investigation of the relationship between mean country mathematics and science self-concept and respective mean country
The Development of Students' Mathematics Self-Concept in Relation to Gender: Different Countries, Different Trajectories?.
Genderdifferences inthedevelopment ofchildren’sandadolescents’academicself-perceptionshave received increasing attention in recent years. This study extends previous research byexamining the