ERIC Number: EJ304628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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A Meta-Analysis of Sex Differences in Formal Operation Thought.
Meehan, Anita M.
Child Development, v55 n3 p1110-24 Jun 1984
Examines the findings of 53 studies of sex differences in propositional logic, combinatorial reasoning, and proportional reasoning tasks. Finds sex differences for the latter two tasks to be vulnerable to Rosenthal's "file drawer" problem and effect size to be small for all tasks. Discusses possible explanations for sex differences in terms of the competence-affiliation distinction. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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