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Sat 23 Mar 2024 14:10 - 14:35 at Meeting Rooms B113-114 - Intersectional Analysis

Computing self-efficacy is an important factor in determining students’ motivation, persistence, and performance in computer science (CS) courses. Therefore, investigating computing self-efficacy may help to broaden participation from historically underrepresented groups in computing. Previous research has shown that computing self-efficacy is positively correlated with prior computing experience, but negatively correlated with some demographic identities (e.g. identifying as a woman). However, existing research has not demonstrated these patterns on a large scale while controlling for confounding variables and institutional context. In addition, there is a need to study the experiences of students with multiple marginalized identities through the lens of intersectionality. Our goal is to investigate the relationship between students’ computing self-efficacy and their prior experience in computing, demographic identities, and institutional policies. We answer this research question using a large, recent, and multi-institutional dataset with survey responses from 31,425 students. Our findings confirm that more computing experience positively predicts computing self-efficacy. However, identifying as Asian, Black, Native, Hispanic, non-binary, and/or a woman were statistically significantly associated with lower computing self-efficacy. The results of our work point to several future avenues for self-efficacy research in computing.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Sat 23 Mar

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13:45 - 15:00
Intersectional AnalysisPapers at Meeting Rooms B113-114
13:45
25m
Talk
Collecting, Analyzing, and Acting on Intersectional, Longitudinal Data and Pass/Fail/Withdraw Rates in Computing Courses
Papers
Felix Muzny Northeastern University, Megan Giordano Northeastern University, Center for Inclusive Computing, Emma Sommers Northeastern University, Carla Brodley Northeastern University, Center for Inclusive Computing
14:10
25m
Talk
Computing Self-Efficacy in Undergraduate Students: A Multi-Institutional and Intersectional AnalysisCER Best Paper
Papers
Vidushi Ojha University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Leah West Harvey Mudd College, Colleen M. Lewis University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
14:35
25m
Talk
The Choice is Yours: Intersectional Studies versus Studies of Intersectional Populations in Computing Education Research
Papers
Yolanda Rankin Emory University, Sheena Erete University of Maryland College Park, Jakita Thomas Auburn University, Nichole Pinkard Northwestern University