Identity | Jacque Eccles

Distinguished Professor of Education, University of California, Irvine

A scholar and leader in research on identity for 40 years, psychologist Jacque Eccles reflects on the various ways in which “identity” can be understood and measured. She provides a variety of vivid examples on how identity or self-concept play into decisions that young people make on whether to engage with STEM or not. Eccles describes her “expectancy value frame of task choice” as a way to link identity to observable action.

In this five-minute video, Jacque shares her perspective on defining and studying STEM identity. The interview was 45 minutes in totalread all of Jacque's responses in the full transcript.

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