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ERIC Number: ED573314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
The Influence of Gender, Parents, and Background Variables on Perceived Usefulness of Mathematics among Grade 7 Students in Mozambique
Murimo, Adelino
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
Data from a larger study were used to identify variables that best predict children's perceived usefulness of mathematics [PUM]. Gender differences in PUM scores were also explored using a sample of 300 grade 7 children and 225 parents from February to May 2011 in Mozambique. Surveys and interviews were used to collect data. Consistent with traditional beliefs it appeared that mathematics is viewed as more useful for boys than for girls. Education of parents, school geolocation, and number of siblings were statistically significant predictors of children's perceived usefulness of mathematics.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Mozambique