Date of Award


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Doctoral Thesis

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Psychology, Social.



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This study examined one hundred and twenty 9th grade male and female students in advanced mathematics. The purpose of this study was to examine mathematical achievement behaviors among high school students. These subjects were placed in mixed sex dyads of unequal ability on the basis of pretested mathematical performance. The results of this study indicated that the high ability females were not working at their expected level of achievement when they were paired with a low ability male partner. In fact, the high ability females performed better on an independent mathematics task than when they worked cooperatively with a low ability male partner on a similar mathematics task. Interestingly, the high ability males and high ability females had more positive attitudes towards mathematics, and attributed their mathematical performance more to ability than the low ability males and low ability females.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1988 .C688. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 50-03, Section: B, page: 1152. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1988.