The effect of math SAT on women's chemistry competency beliefs

  title={The effect of math SAT on women's chemistry competency beliefs},
  author={Paulette Vincent-Ruz and Kevin R. Binning and Christian D. Schunn and Joseph J. Grabowski},
  journal={Chemistry Education Research and Practice},
In chemistry, lack of academic preparation and math ability have been offered as explanations as to why women seem to enroll, perform, and graduate at lower levels than men. In this paper, we explore the alternative possibility that the gender gap in chemistry instead originates from differential gender effects of academic factors on students’ motivation. Using a sample of approximately 670 students enrolled in a mid-sized university in the United States we conducted: (1) t-tests to understand… 

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