Gender differences in variability in intellectual abilities: A cross-cultural perspective

  title={Gender differences in variability in intellectual abilities: A cross-cultural perspective},
  author={Alan O Feingold},
  journal={Sex Roles},
A cross-cultural quantitative review of contemporary findings of gender differences in variability in verbal, mathematical, and spatial abilities was conducted to assess the generalizability of U.S. findings that (a) males are more variable than females in mathematical and spatial abilities, and (b) the sexes are equally variable in verbal ability. No consistent gender differences (variance ratios) were found across countries in any of the three broad ability domains. Instead, males were more… 

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