Why do adolescent boys dominate advanced mathematics subjects in the final year of secondary school in Australia?

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Author: Law, Helen


In Australia, many students, especially girls, choose not to study advanced mathematics in Year 12 even though their schools offer relevant subjects. Previous studies have rarely examined, using nationally representative samples of Australian students, the extent to which teenage educational experiences and occupational expectations influence gender differences in later pursuits of advanced mathematics subjects. To fill this gap, I use multilevel logistic regression models to analyse the data from the 2003 cohort of the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth. My results show that...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Pathways; Secondary education; Career development

Keywords: Career choice; Aspirations; Decision making; Attainment; Longitudinal data; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: London, England: Sage Publications, 2018

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Journal volume: 62

Journal number: 2

Journal date: August 2018

Pages: pp. 169-191

ISSN: 0004-9441, 2050-5884 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 133.725

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