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Pahlevan Sadegh A, Farzad V E, Naderi E E. The Relationship of Math Achievements of Female and Male Iranian Students Participating in the Timss 2003 Study With Individual And Familial Factors. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2006; 7 (4) :14-21
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Objective: This research was conducted to study the math performance of male and female Iranian students who had participated in the TIMSS 2003 (Third International Mathematics and Science Study). 
Method: Data obtained from male and female students in the TIMSS 2003 was used and were evaluated using path analysis and assessing individual factors such as math self-concept, attitude towards math, and socio-economic status of the family. 
Results: Results obtained from path analysis show that the factors of family socio-economic status, math self-concept, and attitude towards math indicate 0.06% and 0.07% of variance in math achievement in girls and boys respectively. Also, socio-economic status and math self-concept indicate 0.025% and o.16% of attitude towards math in female and male students respectively. 
Conclusion: The factors of math self-concept, attitude towards math, and the socio-economic status of the family might have had significant direct and indirect effects on math achievements in male and female Iranian students who had participated in TIMSS 2003.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2005/08/19 | Accepted: 2005/10/23 | Published: 2005/12/22

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