A Gender Study of Self-Efficacy Perceived in Socio-Cultural Environment in Mexican University Students in the Health Area
Science Journal of Education
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014, Pages: 85-88
Received: May 18, 2014;
Accepted: Jun. 11, 2014;
Published: Jun. 30, 2014
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Alejandro Chávez Guerrero, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Jesús Enrique Peinado Pérez, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Juan Francisco Aguirre Chávez, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Oswaldo Ceballos Gurrola, Faculty of Sport Organization, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, México
Guadalupe Javier Rivero Carrasco, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
The aim of the present study was to compare the profiles of perceived self-efficacy in the sociocultural sphere between men and women, Mexican university students of health sciences. A total sample of 524 participants (202 women, 322 men) aged 17-20 years (M = 18.20; SD = 0.72) participated in this study. A quantitative approach with a descriptive and transversal survey design was applied. The results of the one-way multivariate analysis of variance, followed by the one-way univariate analyses of variance, showed that women reported significant higher punctuations than men regarding the perceived self-efficacy in promotion of the culture and cultural identity (p< .001). Therefore, gender is an important variable when design any kind of intervention for improving the perceived self-efficacy of students in sociocultural sphere. Future research should apply these findings within other cultures.
Alejandro Chávez Guerrero,
Jesús Enrique Peinado Pérez,
Juan Francisco Aguirre Chávez,
Oswaldo Ceballos Gurrola,
Guadalupe Javier Rivero Carrasco,
A Gender Study of Self-Efficacy Perceived in Socio-Cultural Environment in Mexican University Students in the Health Area, Science Journal of Education.
Vol. 2, No. 3,
2014, pp. 85-88.
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