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"Saying neigh to being a study horse": Men's academic underachievement and anti-studying norms

Adolfsson, Caroline LU (2015) PSYP01 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This paper seeks to examine men’s underperformance in schools under Stereotype Threat Theory and through the development a new scale: the Anti-Norm Studying (ANS) scale. The pervading theory, measured qualitatively, behind men’s under achievement is an avoidance of
being considered a “study nerd” or in Swedish “plugghäst” which can be literally translated to “study horse”. A quantitative measure, the ANS, was created in order to test this hypothesis.
Gender norms in relation to academic self perception, scholastic goals, sexism, and essentialism were also examined. These were correlated with the ANS. Further, academic performance was examined for Stereotype Threat effects after men were primed with the statement“women do better in... (More)
This paper seeks to examine men’s underperformance in schools under Stereotype Threat Theory and through the development a new scale: the Anti-Norm Studying (ANS) scale. The pervading theory, measured qualitatively, behind men’s under achievement is an avoidance of
being considered a “study nerd” or in Swedish “plugghäst” which can be literally translated to “study horse”. A quantitative measure, the ANS, was created in order to test this hypothesis.
Gender norms in relation to academic self perception, scholastic goals, sexism, and essentialism were also examined. These were correlated with the ANS. Further, academic performance was examined for Stereotype Threat effects after men were primed with the statement“women do better in school than men”. Results showed a significant interaction between gender and condition, indicating stereotype salience for men. (Less)
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author
Adolfsson, Caroline LU
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PSYP01 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Anti-Norm Studing scale, Studying norms, Gender, Stereotype Threat Theory, Essentialism
language
English
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7471363
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2015-07-01 15:52:55
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  abstract     = {This paper seeks to examine men’s underperformance in schools under Stereotype Threat Theory and through the development a new scale: the Anti-Norm Studying (ANS) scale. The pervading theory, measured qualitatively, behind men’s under achievement is an avoidance of 
being considered a “study nerd” or in Swedish “plugghäst” which can be literally translated to “study horse”. A quantitative measure, the ANS, was created in order to test this hypothesis. 
Gender norms in relation to academic self perception, scholastic goals, sexism, and essentialism were also examined. These were correlated with the ANS. Further, academic performance was examined for Stereotype Threat effects after men were primed with the statement“women do better in school than men”. Results showed a significant interaction between gender and condition, indicating stereotype salience for men.},
  author       = {Adolfsson, Caroline},
  keyword      = {Anti-Norm Studing scale,Studying norms,Gender,Stereotype Threat Theory,Essentialism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Saying neigh to being a study horse": Men's academic underachievement and anti-studying norms},
  year         = {2015},
}