ERIC Number: ED393777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Lessons from the Classroom: Male and Female High School Students' Attitudes toward and Achievement in Social Studies.
Corbin, Steven S.
This study examines the relationship of male and female high school students' attitudes toward social studies to their achievement in social studies. Graduating seniors in two New York public high schools (Queens and Nassau County) completed a questionnaire in the spring of 1995. The survey was administered to 317 seniors from the urban high school and 167 seniors from the suburban high school. Factor analysis of an attitude scale yielded four dimensions of social studies attitudes that were used in regression analysis to predict achievement. Results indicated: (1) male and female seniors in high school expressed more interest in studies compared to other subjects that contributed to achievement in social studies; (2) females who expressed greater interest in social studies reported higher social studies achievement than other females; and (3) four dimensions of social studies attitudes (general interest, values, presentation, and cooperative learning) were not associated with achievement in social studies among the male and female high school seniors sampled. (Author/EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: New York City Board of Education