Ethnic and gender differences in self-reported achievement and achievement-related attitudes in secondary school students in Trinidad

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dc.contributor.author Worrell, Frank C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-14T20:55:25Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-14T20:55:25Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Worrel, F. (2006). Ethnic and gender differences in self-reported achievement and achievement-related attitudes in secondary school students in Trinidad. Caribbean Curriculum, 13, 1-22 en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-5636
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6595
dc.description.abstract This study examined self-reported achievement, achievement-related behaviours, and achievement-related attitudes of 1,434 students attending secondary schools in Trinidad. Females reported higher achievement than males, and males reported cutting class more than females, and both of these differences yielded medium effect sizes. Females also reported completing homework more frequently and higher academic perceived life chances than males. East Indian students reported higher achievement, homework completion, time on schoolwork, and academic perceived life chances than their Black and Mixed counterparts, as well as spending less time with friends during the week and lower rates of cutting class. However, all of the ethnic comparisons yielded low effect sizes. Given the differences found and the potential for achievement differences to increase over time, more research on gender and ethnic group differences is recommended en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine en
dc.subject Student attitudes en
dc.subject Academic achievement en
dc.subject Secondary school students en
dc.subject Gender differences en
dc.subject Ethnic differences en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.title Ethnic and gender differences in self-reported achievement and achievement-related attitudes in secondary school students in Trinidad en
dc.type Article en


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