ProjectInspiring the Next Generation of Students in Higher Learning: Predictions Study IDsspp-2022-0036-v1 Study Title
Predictions - Effect of Representation in Higher Learning AuthorsTongzhe Li, Danielle Roy Completion Time10 Minutes Close DateSept. 26, 2022 DisciplineEconomics FieldEconomics Of Education, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics CountryCanada, Online (limited countries) Abstract This research employs an artefactual framed-field experiment with current students at the investigating University to assess how representation affects individuals’ perceptions of their ability to and/or likelihood to pursue higher education and field-specific careers, as well as the academic aptitude of their peers. Participation is open to current University students across all degree levels and academic fields. Participants will view a video depicting a panel of notable academics. Treatments will vary the panel depicted with regards to the gender diversity of the academics shown. Participants will be asked a series of questions both before and after the video is shown to compare treatment effects. We assess the effects of representation in academia on students’ perceptions of their likelihood of pursuing further education. The effect of social identity is also assessed.