GENDER DIFFERENCE IN ACHIEVEMENT IN CHEMISTRY AND SCIENTIFIC APTITUDE OF HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS'

Dr. S. Kalaivani

Abstract


The aim of the study is to examine gender difference in the level of achievement in chemistry and scientific aptitude of higher secondary students studying in XI standard for which the survey method has been adapted. Random sampling technique has been used for the present study for the selection of sample.The present study consists of 300 higher secondary school students’ in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. The samples were selected by using simple random sampling technique.Half yearly marks secured by XI standard students in December 2016 examination and the scientific aptitude test battery developed by Agarwal K.K. (1986). The present study reveals that there is significant difference found between male and female students in the achievement in chemistry and scientific aptitude. The higher secondary school students have high level of Achievement of Chemistry and they have average level of Scientific Aptitude. There is significant difference between Male and Female students with respect to their Achievement in Chemistry. There is significant difference between Male and Female students with respect to their Scientific Aptitude.


Keywords


SCIENTIFIC APTITUDE, ACHIEVEMENT, Scientific Aptitude

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