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This study compared the areas of talent and career aspirations of boys and girls in Year 7 (n=398) and Year 11 (n=240) samples in a middle class metropolitan area in Australia. Students nominated the high school subject in which they saw themselves as being most talented, and current perceptions of talent in relation to each of their high school subjects were measured, along with career aspirations. For both age groups, more boys perceived themselves as most talented in mathematics, science, or technical domains, while more girls perceived themselves as most talented in the arts or humanities domains. More boys than girls perceived themselves as multi-talented. Analysis of career aspirations showed that boys more than girls planned to pursue mathematical careers. Theoretical and educational implications are drawn. (Contains 19 references.) (DB)

Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Choice, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Humanities, Mathematics, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Differences, Talent, Theater Arts, Visual Arts











Author: Watt, Helen M. G.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12205&id=ED429375



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