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The trend of academic achievement among the Malaysian boys and girls: where are the boys?


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Ahmad, Nor Aniza and Hassan, Siti Aishah and Ahmad, Abdul Razak and Chua, Lay Nee and Othman, Nor Hashim (2017) The trend of academic achievement among the Malaysian boys and girls: where are the boys? Global Journal of Business and Social Science Review, 5 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2289-8506

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Objective – Gender differences in education remain as one of the global issues that has been widely and comprehensively discussed. This study aims at exploring the pattern of academic achievement of boys and girls in Malaysia. Methodology/Technique – The study analyzes the data of student achievement in public examination from 2008 until 2014, which were obtained from the Malaysian Examination Board. Findings – The findings showed that Malaysian girls performed better than Malaysian boys. The findings also showed that there were significant differences in academic achievement between the boys and the girls. Novelty – This study implicated the need to identify the factors causing the achievement gap across genders. Hence, strategies and interventions can be undertaken to reduce the gap.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Global Academy of Training and Research
Keywords: Academic achievement; Boy’s performance; Girl’s performance; Gender differences
Depositing User: Mr. Sazali Mohamad
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2019 16:56
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 16:56
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/63536
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