MS Defense by Chelsea Velez

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    • Monday December 4, 2017
      11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: JS Coon 150
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Summary Sentence: Title: Gender Differences in Verbal, Mathematical, and Overall Academic Self-Concept: A Meta-Analytic Review

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Name: Chelsea Velez

School of Psychology Master's Thesis Defense Presentation

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 11:30am

Location: JS Coon 150



Professor Richard Catrambone, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)


Thesis Committee Members:

Professor Richard Catrambone, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)

Professor Howard M. Weiss, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)

Professor Rustin Meyer, Ph.D. (Penn State)


Title: Gender Differences in Verbal, Mathematical, and Overall Academic Self-Concept: A Meta-Analytic Review



The literature provides many examples suggesting that males have, on average, higher academic self-concept levels when compared to females, especially in mathematical domains. Three meta-analyses were conducted to examine the magnitude of differences in overall academic, verbal, and mathematical self-concept. For all three constructs, males scored significantly higher than females on measures of self-concept, with weighted mean effect sizes from d = 0.13 to d = 0.41. Additionally, moderator variables such as the publication year of the study, were examined in an attempt to identify potential sources of gender differences in academic self-concept domains. The results of moderator analyses were varied across overall academic, verbal, and mathematical self-concept.  

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