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I think I can, I think I can.....I know I can't: Self-efficacy and its relationship to attrition/persistence in science, computer science and mathematics programs
by Grogg, Jennifer K. Drake, Ed.D., Illinois State University, 2009, 117; 3363855
Abstract (Summary)

This proposal examines the relationships between self-efficacy and persistence of students enrolled in science, computer science (as a technology-based program of study), and mathematics programs (STM) in a Midwestern university. It also examines gender differences between persisters and non-persisters as to self-efficacy levels, academic performance, attrition/persistence, and contributing factors related to self-efficacy.

A review of related research was found to be somewhat contradictory and inadequate in examining the relationship between academic self-efficacy and student persistence in college STM programs.

Indexing (document details)
School: Illinois State University
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 70/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Science education, Curriculum development
Keywords: Academic self-efficacy, Attrition, Attrition in S.T.E.M. programs, Persistence, Persistence in S.T.E.M. programs, Science, computer science and mathematics
Publication Number: 3363855
ISBN: 978-1-109-23539-5
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