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ERIC Number: ED134920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Girls' Attitudes Toward Mathematics: Implications for Counseling.
Sherman, Julia A.
To test whether the traditionally inferior performance in mathematics of girls relative to boys is the result of sex stereotyping, 2,000 sixth- to twelfth-grade boys and girls were administered tests in mathematics aptitude and tests to measure the strength of sex-role stereotyping. The results showed that at all levels subjects displayed no sex-related differences in their aptitude for mathematics, but subjects of both sexes tended to see mathematics as a male domain. On the attitudinal measures, girls at all levels showed less confidence in their mathematical abilities than did boys. (MPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Page 9 was removed from this document prior to being submitted to EDRS at the author's request; Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)