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ERIC Number: ED166023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Sex-Related Differences in Mathematical Problem Solving Performance and Intellectual Abilities.
Meyer, Ruth Ann
Sex-related differences in mathematical problem solving performances and intellectual abilities were investigated. A battery of 19 "reference" tests for intellectual abilities and a mathematical problem solving test were administered to 82 fourth-grade females and 97 fourth-grade males. Sex-related differences were found for only two of the intellectual variables; neither of these were mathematics achievement variables. However, factor analytic procedures identified six factors (Verbal Comprehension, Induction, Numerical, Perceptual Speed, Symbolic Fluency, and General Mathematics) for females and five factors (Verbal Comprehension-Word Fluency, Induction, Perceptual Speed, Problem Solving and Mathematics Concepts) for males. These different intellectual structures suggested that males and females approach problem solving differently. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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