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Title

Relative size processing performance in 8th grade: Testing the role of gender, region and teachers' academic rating

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

North American Journal of Psychology

Volume

20

Issue

2

First Page

461

Last Page

474

Abstract

Relative size processing is critical because it is an important measure of cognition, and it predicts future achievement. However, the extent to which it is affected by other factors largely remains unclear. With a large U.S. based longitudinal database (ECLS-K), the present study tested the impact of demographic variables (gender and region), overall mathematics score, and teacher's academic rating on relative size processing performance. It was found that males tended to perform better than females in the presence of other predictors. Students in the Western region of the U.S. marginally performed worse than students in the Northeastern region. Overall, mathematics scores were positively related with relative size processing. An interaction between mathematics score and teacher's rating was found. For individuals who excelled at math, teacher's rating had little impact. By contrast, teacher's rating was particularly important to those whose math skills were far below the average level.

Original Publication Date

6-1-2018

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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