Sex differences in chemistry problem solving
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The dearth of women in scientific careers and the differential performance of boys and girls at the highest levels of achievement in high school chemistry have for decades been recognized facts. A wide-ranging study undertaken in Queensland secondary schools has helped understand why boys tends to perform better in chemistry than girls, in a particular range of tasks. A statistical model shows that out-of-school interests and gender orientations are two important sources of the sex difference in chemistry achievement.
Chemistry in Australia
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