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Rinn, Anne N.; McQueen, Kand S.; Clark, Gina L.; Rumsey, Jessica L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2008
The current study investigated the gender differences of gifted adolescents' math/verbal self-concept and math/verbal ability by examining the Internal/External Frame of Reference Model (I/E model; Marsh, 1986). The sample consisted of 181 gifted adolescents, ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old. Gifted adolescents' math/verbal ability was…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Concept, Adolescents, Path Analysis
Henderson, Ronald W.; Landesman, Edward M. – 1986
This report explores the student background characteristics that might be associated with success or failure in calculus and evaluates the effectiveness of remedial mathematics education. The sample consisted of two groups at the University of California, Santa Cruz: (1) all students (105) who took first quarter calculus in spring, 1985; and (2)…
Descriptors: Calculus, Correlation, Grade Point Average, Higher Education
Sanford, Timothy R. – 1977
Data collected in a fall 1975 survey of the spring 1974 graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) were used to analyze the effects that various student characteristics have on the selection of post-college activities by bachelor's degree graduates. A 25-percent stratified, random sample was used with a response rate of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Graduates, Family Characteristics, Followup Studies
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And Others; Casey, M. Beth – Developmental Psychology, 1997
Used path analysis to examine effects of spatial skill, math anxiety, and math self-confidence as mediators of gender differences in Mathematics Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-M) in upper third of college-bound adolescents. Found that mental rotation and math self-confidence indirectly mediated the gender-SAT-M relationship. Most of the mediational…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education