Gender and Behaviour

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Sex Differences in Mathematics Performance among Senior High Students in Ghana

KO Asante


This study explored sex differences in mathematics performance of students in the final year of high school and changes in these differences over a 3-year period in Ghana. A convenience sample of 182 students, 109 boys and 72 girls in three high schools in Ghana was used. Mathematics performance was assessed using their classroom marks in the first and third year. The results revealed that there was a significant difference between mathematics performance between boys and girls. These findings, consistent with previous Western studies, are discussed and educational implications of the findings suggested.
AJOL African Journals Online