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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

18

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 11-22

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2013

Abstract

The current study seeks to identify the source of evaluation that causes stereotype threat for men and women in a math context. In a 2 (participant gender: male vs. female) X 3 (gender label: Match, Mismatch, Control) factorial design, male and female participants that identified highly with math were asked to take a math test. Throughout the test, participants' ostensible gender was displayed on the computer screen. The displayed gender was either the correct gender, the opposite gender, or "Alabama." Although our results were unable to determine if stereotype threat is a self- or an outside evaluator-threat, we did observe a strong gender-math relationship in which being labeled with the opposite gender disrupted both men and women's math performance. However, women were more affected in that they not only performed significantly lower on the math test, but also took a longer time, attempted fewer problems, and significantly disidentified from math.

Subject

Psychology

Keyword

stereotype threat; math performance; gender

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

12 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 18 no. 2 2013

Rights

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Included in

Psychology Commons

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