chapter  14
30 Pages

Gender, Self-Regulation, and Motivation

ByJudith L. Meece, Jason Painter

Current data, reports, studies, and assessments demonstrate that achievement and educational attainment gaps once present between males and females in the United States have been eliminated in most cases and significantly decreased in other cases (Wirt et al., 2004). In fact, females are doing as well as or better than males on many achievement and educational achievement indicators. Male-female differences in many important subject categories, including study skills, verbal-reading, math-computation, abstract reasoning, spatial skills, and natural sciences, are small (Willingham & Cole, 1997).