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ERIC Number: EJ871565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
The Effect of Gender on the Construction of Backward Inferences
Cakir, Ozler
Education, v129 n2 p315-323 Win 2008
The main objective in the present study is to examine the effect of gender on primary school students' construction of elaborative backward inferences during text processing. A total of 333 children, aged 10-11 years (n = 158 girls and 175 boys) participated in the study. Each participant completed a backward inference test. The results indicate that girls outperform boys in constructing backward inferences. This finding is discussed in relation to the differences in episodic and semantic memory functions between females and males. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey