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ERIC Number: EJ945205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Task-Values across Subject Domains: A Gender Comparison Using a Person-Centered Approach
Chow, Angela; Salmela-Aro, Katariina
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v35 n3 p202-209 May 2011
This study examined what kinds of groups can be identified according to students' task-values across four subject domains (languages, math and science, social sciences, practical subjects) and the related gender differences using a person-centered approach. Latent class analysis was applied to classify 638 students (mean age = 15) into four task-value groups, namely, "all-subjects" (55%), "practical-subjects" (5.7%), "high-math-and-science" (20.2%) and "low-math-and-science" (19.1%) groups. Significant gender differences were found: boys dominated the "high-math-and-science" group (boys = 98%), while girls dominated the "low-math-and-science" group (girls = 82%). Compared to the "low-math-and-science" group, the "high-math-and-science" group reported a stronger tendency in furthering their studies immediately after the completion of compulsory education. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland