ERIC Number: ED243084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Are There Sex Differences in Reading Achievement? An Investigation with the High School and Beyond Data.
Hogrebe, Mark C.; And Others
A study investigated the relationship between sex and reading achievement at the high school level. In addition, it examined the amount of variance in reading achievement accounted for by certain demographic variables, such as type of school, location of school, and socioeconomic status of students. Data for the study came from the High School and Beyond database compiled by the National Opinion Research Center. Information on more than 23,000 seniors and 24,000 sophomores was analyzed using multiple regression procedures. Results for both groups indicated that sex accounted for less than 1% of the variance in reading achievement, while demographic variables accounted for 20% of the variance in reading achievement for seniors and 22% for sophomores. The findings suggest that by the time students reach high school, virtually no sex differences exist in reading achievement. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).