Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Donald D. Davis
Miguel A. Padilla
Marilyn L. Peacock
The perception of stereotype threat among computer science students was examined at two universities. A model of stereotype threat was developed and tested among students enrolled in three undergraduate computer science courses at two universities. The goal of this model was to provide an understanding of the underlying mechanisms through which stereotype threat works.
The study tested relationships among the following variables: race-based stereotype threat, gender-based stereotype threat, goal orientation, CS self-efficacy, active coping, behavioral disengagement, effort, and performance. Structural equation modeling was used to test the measurement model and a series of nested structural models. Findings supported the proposed model of stereotype threat and most of the hypothesized relationships. Future directions and contributions of this research are discussed.
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"A Model of Responses to Race-Based and Gender-Based Stereotype Threat in Computer Science"
(2009). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, Psychology, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/5153-mj54