This research investigated the relationship between student confidence, academic performance, and gender within sixth, seventh, and eighth grade STEM classes. [BAC1] After comparing student self-esteem survey scores to student math and science grades, two types of statistical tests were run (linear regression tests and a comparison of two means). The result of these tests suggests that there is not a statistical relationship between student confidence, academic performance, and gender within the sample population of 122 junior high students. It appears that the gender gap within STEM has closed, at least for this student sample population.
Middle Childhood Education
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Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
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Cheek, Allison and Cheek, Allison Kay, "The Relationship Between Gender, Academic Performance, and Confidence Within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Classes" (2023). Honors Projects. 875.