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ERIC Number: ED082947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 415
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Psychological and Sociological Correlates of Mathematical Achievement and Ability Among Grade 9 Students.
Broomes, Desmond Rodwell
This study investigated individual differences in mathematical performance among secondary school students, and differences between boys and girls and between students of high and low socioeconomic status. A sample of 335 ninth-grade students from two secondary schools was administered tests of personality, mathematics attitude, numerical ability, intelligence, and mathematics achievement which yielded 34 variables. A hierarchical factor analysis revealed 10 interpretable factors (one third-order, two second-order, and seven first-order) which were similar across both sexes and both socioeconomic levels. Significant differences favoring girls were found on four factors, and significant differences favoring boys were found on three factors. Significant differences favoring the high socioeconomic status group were found on four variables. (MM)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Toronto (Canada)