Male and female differences in anxiety about statistics are not reflected in performance

Psychol Rep. 1998 Feb;82(1):245-6. doi: 10.2466/pr0.1998.82.1.245.


In two introductory statistics courses (consisting of 70 women and 28 men over-all), women indicated significantly more anxiety about taking the course than men, but performed as well as the men in both courses.

MeSH terms

  • Achievement*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anxiety / psychology*
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sex Factors
  • Statistics as Topic / education*
  • Students / psychology*