Gender differences in Australian students' relationships with school science

Quinn, Frances & Lyons, Terry (2010) Gender differences in Australian students' relationships with school science. In Dolinšek, Slavko & Lyons, Terry (Eds.) XIV IOSTE Symposium : Socio-cultural and Human Values in Science and Technology Education, IRI UL, Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana, Bled, Slovenia, pp. 947-956.

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This paper explores issues of gender in Year 10 Australian students‘ experiences of science at school, their self-reported ability in science and their perceptions of science as a subject choice for senior secondary school. A sample of 3759 Year 10 students from across Australia responded to Likert-style questions related to these issues, with findings showing gender differences in perceptions of science, self-rated ability, and reasons for choosing not to study further science. Moreover, interesting contrasts were revealed in patterns of difference of self-rated ability for boys and girls across single-sex and co-educational schools.

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ID Code: 68309
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Pre-QUT publication
Keywords: Girls in science, Boys in science, Self-efficacy, Gender differences, Science education
ISBN: 9789619288214
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2014 02:13
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014 03:58

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