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Title: The reciprocal relationship between mathematics self-efficacy and mathematics performance in US high school students: Instrumental Variables estimates and gender differences
Authors: Sakellariou, Chris
Keywords: Social sciences::Education
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Sakellariou, C. (2022). The reciprocal relationship between mathematics self-efficacy and mathematics performance in US high school students: Instrumental Variables estimates and gender differences. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 941253-. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.941253
Journal: Frontiers in Psychology 
Abstract: Objective: To investigate the reciprocal relationship between high school students’ academic self-efficacy and achievement in mathematics using US data from the HSLS:2009 and first follow-up longitudinal surveys, while accounting for biases in effect estimates due to unobserved heterogeneity. Methods: Instrumental Variables (IV) regressions were estimated, to derive causal effect estimates of earlier math self-efficacy on later math achievement and vice versa. Particular attention was paid to testing the validity of instruments used. Models were estimated separately by gender, to uncover gender differences in effects. Results: Evidence of robust reciprocal effects between self-efficacy and achievement for male students is presented, with the dominant effect from earlier achievement to later self-efficacy. For girls, evidence of such effects is weak. Generally, IV estimates are higher than OLS estimates for males, but not for females. As opposed to earlier correlational studies which did not find significant gender differences despite theoretical expectations for their existence, the findings support higher effects for male students.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/161344
ISSN: 1664-1078
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.941253
Rights: © 2022 Sakellariou. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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