Although gifted girls are closing the gap in math and science achievements they continue to lose interest and drop out of math/science careers. An intervention was developed for talented at-risk young women that emphasized enhancing career identity and exploration, building science self-efficacy and self-esteem and reducing risky behaviors. Self-esteem, school self-efficacy, and future self-efficacy increased from pre-test to the 3- to 4-month follow-up. Girls significantly increased their seeking information about career and were likely to stay with nontraditional choices. The risk factor suicidality also decreased over this period.
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