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Sonia Shukla

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Gender differences on the Mental Rotations Test: Examining the role of instructions and participant characteristics.

Published 2006 .
Written in English.

About the Book

Psychological research typically shows large gender differences in mental rotation abilities, with men performing faster and more accurately than women. This study examines the effect of instructions on performance on the Mental Rotations Test (MRT), specifically whether or not a penalty for guessing is mentioned in the instructions. The relationship between MRT performance and participant characteristics is also examined through a self-assessment questionnaire. Results showed that omitting the description of a guessing penalty from the instructions led to an attenuated gender difference in the number of attempts made on the MRT. However, the overall MRT score remained significantly different for men and women. Further analyses revealed that the number of attempted items was significantly related to the number of items answered correctly on the MRT. Overall, the results suggest that performance factors contribute to the differential spatial performance of men and women.

Edition Notes

Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-06, page: 3009.

Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto, 2006.

Electronic version licensed for access by U. of T. users.

ROBARTS MICROTEXT copy on microfiche.

The Physical Object

Pagination
34 leaves.
Number of pages
34

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19215035M
ISBN 13
9780494161456

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