Numbers Don't Lie

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Girls much quicker than boys at timed tasks

I know for fact that my wife and my female co-workers get routine tasks done quicker than I do. A new study of 8,000 people age 2 to 90 found females handle timed tasks more quickly than males. The difference is most pronounced among pre-teens and teenagers. On the portions of standardized tests that reflected processing speed, and among those age 14-18 in the study sample, girls scored 8.1% higher than boys. However researcher made it clear that the study did not reveal significant overall intelligence difference by gender, and "to truly understand a person's overall ability, it is important to also look at performance in un-timed situations".

Source: Intelligence, May-June, 2006.

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Blogger ME Strauss said...

I wonder whether they explored the multitasking aspect of that idea--the fact that girls are able to multitask more easily.

liz
Successful Blo

5:24 AM

 
Blogger Brandi Love said...

Well duh.

10:04 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i only beliefe that statistic i cheated my self ;)

3:35 PM

 
Blogger Oberon said...

.......yeah....but i have a penis.

5:29 PM

 

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