ERIC Number: ED482521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
The Effect of Students' Gender on Attitude toward Social Studies and the Illustration of Historical Images at a Selected Middle School.
Kariuki, Patrick; Wilson, Lisa
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of middle school students gender on their illustration of a gender-neutral historical image and on their attitude toward social studies. The sample consisted of 15 males and 15 females randomly selected from each of grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. Data collection instruments included a Likert-type questionnaire and a creative/constructive projection test. Data analysis used the t-test for independent means. Results indicate a significant difference between genders in their tendency to draw figures of the participants own gender, with both genders drawing mostly make figures. Results also indicate a significant difference in attitude only in the fifth grade group. Recommendations included that educators encompass more female contributions in their curricula and attempt to raise student attitudes toward social studies. (Contains 2 tables and 13 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Biloxi, MS, November 2003).