Gender differences in attitudes toward science.

  title={Gender differences in attitudes toward science.},
  author={M L Trankina},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  volume={73 1},
Analysis of nationwide surveys taken from 1972 through 1990 showed that, at all education levels and in all age groups from 20 to 79 years, females had less confidence in science than males. Greater percentages of females than males agreed with statements that, "science breaks down people's ideas of right and wrong" and "science pries into things." The relationships between gender differences in attitudes toward science and theories about biological differences in cognitive abilities between… CONTINUE READING