Even the most empowered girls are more anxious about math than boys
Marlene Breverman stashed this in Arithmetic
Science can’t tell us why some teenagers relish calculus and others dread it. But a new study in the journal Plos Onesuggests that living in a country that values gender equality actually makes girls more susceptible to "math anxiety" relative to their male classmates.
Math anxiety — the urge to avoid numbers — plagues girls more than boys across the world, but the gender-difference is largest in economically developed nations that promote equality between the sexes, according to the study, led by researchers from the University of Missouri, the University of California at Irvine and the University of Glasgow.
I believe I have suffered from math anxiety, too.
It's a very unpleasant feeling, and it's sad to hear that even more girls are susceptible to it.