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Team Paper: Academic Achievement Gap Superheroes Carlos Portillo, Edgar Arciva, Jose Morales, Makeda Buggs, Raul Ramirez The University of Texas at El Paso Empirical Article Summaries Article 1 The purpose of this study was to investigate how negative stereotypes affect the achievement gaps. The current study examined how boys see themselves pertaining to these negative stereotypes (e.g. boys think of themselves as academically underachievers in comparisons to girls) and how believing these stereotypes can become true because this is what they believe it is expected of them (e.g. children believing that adults support this negative stereotype). Furthermore, the current study emerged from previous research that show how boys are…show more content…
Another way was by responding verbally to boy or girl. The second DV measure was conducted by asking children meta-stereotypic questions (e.g. who do grown-ups think will do better at school boys or girls). Using between-subjects analysis of variance (ANOVA) results showed that in academic gender stereotypes, girls believed they are academically superior to boys F (1,203) = 41.50, p < .001. Furthermore, results show that boys favor the idea that girls are academically superior as they advance through school F (4, 203) = 12.86, p < .001. In academic gender meta-stereotypes results were analyze by using between- subjects ANOVA. Results for the second DV provided insight on girls belief of academic gender meta-stereotypes did not increase as they advance through school F (4, 203) = 0.52, p = .719 whereas boys believe that adults seeing girls as academically superior did increase as they advance through school F (4, 203) = 12.24, p < .001. Findings in the current study suggest that boys believe that girls are academically superior to them, but they also believe that adults share the same belief as they do (Hartley & Sutton, 2013). Article 2 While our basis of interest is how stereotypes affect student performance academically, the empirical article of “Mining a Written Values Affirmation
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