The Role of Self-Efficacy (or Confidence) in Women’s Participation in STEM

Written by Dr. Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, LPC, EdD, PhDUniversity of Memphis, Professor in Instructional Design and Technology As a seven-year-old girl, I sat next to my dad. My tiny hands typed the words and symbols he said out loud. left_pad = turtle.Turtle() left_pad.speed(0) left_pad.shape(“square”) left_pad.color(“red”) Every once in a while, he would insert, “You’re really good at this.” His praise heightened my motivation and confidence. He was teaching me to program, and

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