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ERIC Number: EJ1066291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
A Study of the Reasoning Abilities of Ninth Standard Students with Respect to Their Gender and Type of the Institution
Sarsani, Mahender Reddy
Journal on Educational Psychology, v1 n3 p44-54 Nov 2007-Jan 2008
Reasoning and learning are closely related, both being the methods of solving problems, learning usually results from the process of reasoning. All inventions, discoveries, art, literature and advances in culture and civilization are based on thinking, reasoning and problem solving capacity of human being. A sound reasoning leads to better adjustment of the child with the environment; and it also controls his total behaviour. The present research is proposed to measure the reasoning abilities of the students with developed tool by the researcher called "Battery of Reasoning Test" (BRT). The test was divided into four parts and consists of 80 items. The reliability of the test was 0.86. A "survey" approach was adopted to test the reasoning abilities of the students studying in Hyderabad, capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The pilot study was conducted on a sample of 100 students from five schools. A sample of 400 students was selected from twenty schools for the final study which comprises 200 boys and 200 girls from the private and government schools. The study revealed that boys performed better than girls in reasoning ability. It is also found that private school students have better reasoning abilities than government school students. In the further detailed analysis, it is found that the boys studying in private schools are performing better than their counter parts that are girls of private schools, boys of government schools and girls of government schools on BRT test. The lowest mean score on BRT was found among the girls studying in government schools. Therefore proper care should be taken to develop reasoning power of girls and particularly students studying in government schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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