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March 2011

03.03.2011 – ZEW (ggr/msp)

Low Self-Confidence of Girls Frequently Influences Their Performance in Mathematics

At the end of secondary school, 15-year-old girls have, on average, lower grades in mathematics than boys of the same age. One reason for this gap between boys and girls could be the fact that girls are less confident about their own mathematical performance. Furthermore, a significantly higher number of boys than girls believe that mathematical skills will be very valuable in their future job. This conviction is an additional motivation for mathematics. These are the findings of a study conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, based on the data of the complementary national PISA 2003 survey in Germany. read more


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