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Relationships among Behavioral Engagement, Self-Efficacy, Academic Achievement, and Career Choice among Middle School Mathematics Students

Title: Relationships among Behavioral Engagement, Self-Efficacy, Academic Achievement, and Career Choice among Middle School Mathematics Students: Race and Gender Differences.
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Name(s): Benitez, Julieth Diaz, author
Losh, Susan Carol, professor directing thesis
Roehrig, Alysia D., 1975-, committee member
Turner, Jeannine E. (Jeannine Ellen), committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Education, degree granting college
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Master Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (140 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study used data from the High School Longitudinal Study [2009-2013] to address racial/ethnic and gender similarities and differences in the relationships among behavioral engagement, self-efficacy beliefs, academic achievement in mathematics and future career choices in a sample of 23,450 ninth-graders in the U.S. The data were analyzed using the Log-linear Model Selection Multinomial Logistic Regression programs in SPSS. The results indicated that students with low behavioral engagement and low self-efficacy in mathematics were more likely to obtain very low GPAs in math, while those with moderate behavioral engagement and moderate self-efficacy were less likely to obtain low GPAs. On the other hand, students were more likely to choose math, science and technology careers only when both their behavioral engagement and self-efficacy were moderate. Whenever behavioral engagement or self-efficacy in mathematics was low, they were more likely to choose other white-collar or predominantly blue-collar careers. There were also significant variations in the relationships among the variables depending on students’ race/ethnicity and gender. Finally, students’ gender, self-efficacy in mathematics, and the interaction of behavioral engagement and self-efficacy in math were all significant predictors of students’ certainty about their future career choices.
Identifier: FSU_SUMMER2017_Diaz_fsu_0071N_14091 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in partial fulfillment of the Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: July 13, 2017.
Keywords: Behavioral Engagement, Career Choice, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Self-efficacy in Mathematics
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Susan C. Losh, Professor Directing Thesis; Alysia Roehrig, Committee Member; Jeannine Turner, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Educational psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_SUMMER2017_Diaz_fsu_0071N_14091
Owner Institution: FSU

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Benitez, J. D. (2017). Relationships among Behavioral Engagement, Self-Efficacy, Academic Achievement, and Career Choice among Middle School Mathematics Students: Race and Gender Differences. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_SUMMER2017_Diaz_fsu_0071N_14091