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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Rebecca.
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-28T16:32:25Z
dc.date.available2011-11-28T16:32:25Z
dc.date.copyright2011
dc.date.issued2011-11-28T16:32:25Z
dc.identifier.issnW Thesis 1367
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11040/23603
dc.description93 leaves : illustrations (some color), forms.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 69-73.
dc.descriptionThesis -- Departmental honors in Physics.
dc.description.abstractSince the 1960’s self-efficacy has been a topic of much research within the fields of psychology and education. Defined as peoples’ beliefs about their ability to perform specific tasks, it has been shown to positively correlate with performance in the respective tasks. This study extended the research by investigating the effect of students’ Perceived Mathematics Self-Efficacy (PMSE) in introductory physics at a liberal arts college. We found that PMSE was not significantly correlated with performance on the exams indicating that students who think they are bad at math have an equal chance at succeeding in the course. However, an observed correlation between in class conceptual questions and PMSE is cause for further investigation.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWheaton College; Norton, Mass.
dc.subjectSelf-efficacy -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subjectPhysics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subjectMathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subjectCollege students -- Massachusetts -- Norton -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subjectSelf-efficacy -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subjectCollege students -- Performance -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subjectMathematical ability -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subjectMathematics -- Attitudes -- Case studies.en_US
dc.subjectPerceived Mathematics Self-Efficacy (PMSE)en_US
dc.subjectUndergraduate research.
dc.subjectUndergraduate thesis.
dc.titleMathematics self-efficacy in introductory physics.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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