Improving performance expectancies in stereotypic domains: Task relevance and the reduction of stereotype threat.

Rosenthal, Harriet E. S. and Crisp, Richard J. and Suen, Mein-Woei (2007) Improving performance expectancies in stereotypic domains: Task relevance and the reduction of stereotype threat. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37 (3). pp. 586-597. ISSN 0046-2772 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The experiments presented here extend previous research on reducing stereotype threat, along with examining the mediating role of performance expectancies. Women who generated shared academic characteristics between men and women predicted higher scores for themselves on a math test compared to the baseline and those who generated shared non-academic characteristics or shared physical characteristics. No effects were found for male participants' performance expectancies on an English test. Extending the relevance of these findings for stereotype threat research, women completing a math test, who first completed the shared academic characteristics task, both expressed higher performance expectancies and greater accuracy in math performance than participants in all other conditions. A partially mediating role of performance expectancies in relation to task and math performance was also found. Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2008 09:14
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 13:39
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4422 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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