Mediators of gender differences in mathematics college entrance test scores: a comparison of spatial skills with internalized beliefs and anxieties.

@article{Casey1997MediatorsOG,
  title={Mediators of gender differences in mathematics college entrance test scores: a comparison of spatial skills with internalized beliefs and anxieties.},
  author={M. Beth Casey and Ronald L. Nuttall and Elizabeth Pezaris},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={669-80}
}
This study was designed to investigate whether spatial skill, math anxiety, and math self-confidence functioned as mediators of a significant gender difference in the Mathematics Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-M) among the top third of a college-bound sample. Using path analytic techniques, the decomposition of the significant gender-SAT-M correlation into direct and indirect effects indicated that there were no direct effects of gender on SAT-M. Mental rotation and math self-confidence showed… CONTINUE READING

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