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Gender and self-regulation in students

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Carolina Contreras-Saavedra ,
Carolina Contreras-Saavedra

Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación. Concepción, Chile

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Fabiola Sáez-Delgado ,
Fabiola Sáez-Delgado

Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación. Concepción, Chile

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Carla Contreras-Saavedra ,
Carla Contreras-Saavedra

Universidad San Sebastián, Facultad de Odontología y Ciencias de la Rehabilitación. Concepción, Chile

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Javier Mella-Norambuena ,
Javier Mella-Norambuena

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Departamento de Ciencias. Concepción, Chile

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Yaranay López-Angulo ,
Yaranay López-Angulo

Universidad de Concepción, Departamento de Psicología. Concepción, Chile

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Abstract

Introduction: the literature states the importance of self-regulation and gender in school contexts. Therefore, it is necessary to review the published evidence on how the two variables interact.
Objective: to describe research that addresses the variables gender and self-regulation in school contexts.
Methods: a review was carried out using the PRISMA method, searching three databases, Scopus, Web of Science (WOS), and Scielo in July 2023, considering studies in early childhood, primary and secondary school contexts.
Results: Nineteen out of 94 articles identified were analyzed. All of these are quantitative and mostly explanatory. The reported results indicate that female students showed higher levels of self-regulation than male students There are clear differences in results across cultures, and gender is used as a predictor and moderator of self-regulation and other variables. On the language used to refer to gender, 17 publications were found that use terms referring to biological rather than gender differences.
Conclusions: The results show the importance of the gender variable on self-regulation when used as a predictor and moderating variable. The need to take care with the language used to refer to gender and to justify the reasons for collecting data on this variable is evident, for the respective interpretations of the studies.

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Contreras-Saavedra C, Sáez-Delgado F, Contreras-Saavedra CE, Mella-Norambuena J, López- Angulo Y. Gender and self-regulation in students. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 10 [cited 2024 Feb. 23];4:615. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/615

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