• The Influence of Institutional Context on Females’ Self-efficacy Beliefs   [CCE 2013]
  • Author(s)
  • Thanita Lerdpornkulrat, Ravinder Koul
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of institutional context (all-girls versus coeducation school) on gender stereotype and self-efficacy beliefs of high school female students in Thailand. Data were gathered from seventh to twelfth graders (N = 686, females from an all-girls school = 42.9% and from coeducation school = 57.1%). The results revealed that even having significant higher grades, female students in the all-girls school did not have higher self-efficacy as expected whereas affirmed more traditional gender stereotype. Students’ perceptions about their father influenced females’ self-efficacy only for females in all-girls environment. Our results refute a view of single-sex schooling, which is beneficial for girls in the subjects that are considered inappropriate for females.
  • Institutional Context; All-girls School; Coeducational School, Thailand
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