Gender Differences in Mathematics: An Integrative Psychological Approach / Edition 1

Gender Differences in Mathematics: An Integrative Psychological Approach / Edition 1

by Ann M. Gallagher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521533449

ISBN-13: 9780521533447

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"Females consistently score lower than males on standardized tests of mathematics, yet no such differences exist in the classroom. These differences are not trivial, nor are they insignificant. Test scores help determine entrance to college and graduate school and, therefore, by extension, a person's job and future success. If females receive lower test scores, then…  See more details below

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"Females consistently score lower than males on standardized tests of mathematics, yet no such differences exist in the classroom. These differences are not trivial, nor are they insignificant. Test scores help determine entrance to college and graduate school and, therefore, by extension, a person's job and future success. If females receive lower test scores, then they also receive fewer opportunities." Why does this discrepancy exist? This book presents a series of chapters that address these issues by integrating the latest research findings and theories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521533447
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1Research on the women and mathematics issue : a personal case history1
2The perseverative search for sex differences in mathematics ability25
3A psychobiosocial model : why females are sometimes greater than and sometimes less than males in math achievement48
4Gender differences in math : cognitive processes in an expanded framework73
5Cognitive contributions to sex differences in math performance99
6Spatial ability as a mediator of gender differences on mathematics tests : a biological-environmental framework121
7Examining gender-related differential item functioning using insights from psychometric and multicontext theory143
8The gender-gap artifact : women's underperformance in quantitative domains through the lens of stereotype threat172
9"Math is hard!" (Barbie, 1994) : responses of threat vs. challenge-mediated arousal to stereotypes alleging intellectual inferiority
10The role of ethnicity on the gender gap in mathematics207
11The gender gap in mathematics : merely a step function?220
12"I can, but I don't want to" : the impact of parents, interests, and activities on gender differences in math246
13Gender effects on mathematics achievement : mediating role of state and trait self-regulation264
14Gender differences in mathematics self-efficacy beliefs294
15Gender differences in mathematics : what we know and what we need to know316

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