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Ornelas, M., Blanco, H., Gastelum, G., & Chavez, A. (2012). Autoeficacia percibida en la conducta academica de estudiantes universitarias. Formacion Universitaria, 5, 17-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50062012000200003

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  • TITLE: Perceived Self-Efficacy in Problem Solving and Scientific Communication in University Students. A Gender Study

    AUTHORS: Francisco Javier Flores, Daniel Mayorga-Vega, José René Blanco, Humberto Blanco

    KEYWORDS: Student’s Beliefs, Gender Differences, Higher Education, Academic Performance, Student Characteristics

    JOURNAL NAME: Psychology, Vol.5 No.5, April 21, 2014

    ABSTRACT: The purpose of the present study was to compare the profiles of perceived self-efficacy in problem solving and scientific communication between men and women university students. A total sample of 2089 participants, 902 women and 1187 men, aged 17 - 20 years participated in this study. The sample was constituted by all the freshmen university students from each degree offered by the Autonomous University of Chihuahua (Mexico). A quantitative approach with a descriptive and transversal survey design was used. All the participants completed the Self-Efficacy Problem Solving and Communication Scale. The results of the one-way multivariate analysis of variance, followed by the one-way univariate analyses of variance, showed that the men reported statistically significant better perceived self-efficacy in problem solving than the women (p p p p > .05). Because of the differences between men and women in their perception of self-efficacy found, these findings suggest that in order to design any intervention for improving the perceived self-efficacy of the students, the variable gender should be taken into account.