In the present study, I investigated the existence of gender differences in the mathematical and perceptual speed abilities of college-aged men and women and the factors that may contribute to these differences. Fifty-one students were given a math test, a perceptual speed test, and a brief questionnaire to assess their confidence level in these areas. Results revealed no significant gender differences in math ability or perceptual speed. The confidence levels reported for the tests taken were also similar for men and women. There were, however, significant gender differences when participants were asked about their confidence in their overall organizational/clerical skill, such that women rated themselves more confident than the men did.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Cooper, Jennifer A.
"Gender Differences in Mathematical and Perceptual Speed Abilities,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 4:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol4/iss1/9