ERIC Number: ED438566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Interest Differences between Male and Female Students and Correlation to Their Academic Grades.
Mena, Ileana F.
A six week study in an urban district was conducted attempting to compare the academic interests between male and female students at the second and third grade levels, and correlate these with the students' academic performance, as put forth on the Record of Student Growth, or Report Card. The children completed teacher made interest inventories. The following week the children were asked to choose from an art, math, or reading/writing activity at the end of each class period, when World Language classes met. At the end of the five week period, all students had chosen an activity during "free time." The surveys were paired with the activity choice of each student, and at the end of the first marking period, these data were attached to each student's Report Card. All the collected data were compared with respect to gender, then grade. The results of this study lend credence to the belief that there are gender differences with respect to interest and academic performance, though these seem more apparent at the third grade level, than at the second grade level. Appendixes contain a teacher-made interest inventory, activity choices, and a Report Card. (Contains 21 references, 4 tables and 2 figures of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Research Project, Kean University.