PT - JOURNAL ARTICLE
AU - Benbow, CP
AU - Stanley, JC
TI - Sex differences in mathematical ability: fact or artifact?
AID - 10.1126/science.7434028
DP - 1980 Dec 12
TA - Science
PG - 1262--1264
VI - 210
IP - 4475
4099 - http://science.sciencemag.org/content/210/4475/1262.short
4100 - http://science.sciencemag.org/content/210/4475/1262.full
SO - Science1980 Dec 12; 210
AB - A substantial sex difference in mathematical reasoning ability (score on the mathematics test of the Scholastic Aptitude Test) in favor of boys was found in a study of 9927 intellectually gifted junior high school students. Our data contradict the hypothesis that differential course-taking accounts for observed sex differences in mathematical ability, but support the hypothesis that these differences are somewhat increased by environmental influences.