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Gender differences in junior secondary school pupils' intention to participate in elective mathematics at the senior

Joseph Issah Nyala

Abstract


The study investigated the intentions to participate in elective mathematics of JSS pupils. The purposive sampling method was used to select nine Junior Secondary Schools in the Cape coast Municipality involving 581 pupils. Questionnaires on intention to participate in elective mathematics were used to gather data. The analysis of data involved calculating means and finding significant differences in means of specific respondents using Kruskal-Wallis test. The results of the analysis indicated a positive intent to participate in elective mathematics at the SSS level by both sexes.

Mathematics Connection Vol. 5 2005: 57-63



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mc.v5i1.21494
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