mirage

Do the sex differences play such an important role in explaining performance in spatial tasks?

Repositorio ABACUS/Manakin

Mostrar el registro sencillo del ítem

dc.contributor.author Contreras, M. J. spa
dc.contributor.author Martínez Molina, Agustín spa
dc.contributor.author Santacreu, J. spa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-27T17:26:07Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-27T17:26:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012 spa
dc.identifier.citation Contreras, M. J., Martínez-Molina, A., & Santacreu, J. (2012). Do the sex differences play such an important role in explaining performance in spatial tasks?. Personality and Individual Differences, 52(6), 659-663. spa
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/464
dc.description.abstract The largest average sex differences in cognitive performance derives from spatial tasks (Voyer, Voyer, & Bryden, 1995). Analyses performed to date have not been able to satisfactorily explain this difference in performance. Frequently, the “sex” variable is considered a causal factor. However, “sex” is a broad category that entails so many confounding factors that it is nearly impossible to consider it as a causal factor. It would be more appropriate to consider the “sex” variable like a construct that requires the analysis of the test’s cognitive requirements. This research is aimed at explaining sex differences in spatial task performance in terms of sex differences in lower-level cognitive processes. In the task at hand (SODT, Spatial Orientation Dynamic Test) we identified three processes that can be evaluated independently: Mental Rotation (MR), Spatial Orientation (SO), and Time Management (TM). The correlation between these processes was relatively low (.16 < r < .36). Together, the three variables explain a significant portion of the variance in performance (R2 = 0.871). The variable Gender, surprisingly, did not increase the percentage of explained variance. The results are discussed in relation to the objective of identifying the psychological variables that account for differences in spatial tasks due to sex of the sample. spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Do the sex differences play such an important role in explaining performance in spatial tasks? spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 1.807 JCR (2012) Q2, 19/60 Psychology, social spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.paid.2011.12.010 spa
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess en
dc.subject.unesco Psicología spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


Ficheros en el ítem

Ficheros Tamaño Formato Ver

No hay ficheros asociados a este ítem.

Este ítem aparece en la(s) siguiente(s) colección(ones)

Mostrar el registro sencillo del ítem