Influence of Educational Level and Gender on Students’ Verbal Ability
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- gender,educational level, verbal ability
This study aims to assess whether there is a difference in verbal ability by the educational level and gender of students. The educational level consists of Junior High School (JHS), Senior High School (SHS) and Vocational High School (VHS), as well as Higher Education Institution (HEI); while the gender factor of students consists of male and female. The data were collected using a verbal reasoning subtest that is part of the Differential Aptitude Test instrument. In total, as many as 1,008 students in the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY), with an age range of 12-19 years, were recruited as subjects. Data were analyzed using variance analysis technique and independent t-test analysis. The results of the analysis indicate that there is a difference in verbal ability based on students’ educational attainment and gender. The average verbal ability score from lowest to highest is achieved by JHS, SHS/VHS, and HEI respectively. Meanwhile, it was concluded that there was a difference in students' verbal ability score based on gender, wherein the mean verbal ability subtest score of female students was higher than male students.
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TY - CONF AU - Rita Eka Izzaty AU - Farida Agus Setiawati PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Influence of Educational Level and Gender on Students’ Verbal Ability BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education Social Sciences and Humanities (ICESSHum 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 156 EP - 165 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.25 DO - 10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.25 ID - Izzaty2019/08 ER -