GENDER DIFFERENCES IN WORKING MEMORY PERFORMANCE

Zhi Shan, Chan (2021) GENDER DIFFERENCES IN WORKING MEMORY PERFORMANCE. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research is conducted to investigate the gender differences in working memory performance, in terms of both verbal and visuospatial working memory performance based on total number of correct recalled as well as total time taken. Thirty-two undergraduates from University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) were participated in this study. This study employed quantitative research method through quasi experimental design. Independent sample t-test was then adopted to test the hypotheses of the study. The findings showed that significance gender difference was observed in both verbal and visuospatial working memory performance based on total time taken, which males performed more rapidly than females in these tasks. In terms of accuracy which measured through calculation of total number of correct recalled, females were recalled better than males in verbal task as consistent to numerous previous studies. However, no gender difference was identified in visuospatial task based on total number of correct recalled, with males did not show advantage at visuospatial abilities as revealed by past studies. This study also discussed implications of the findings for a reference to future researchers.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (BSc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2021.
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender differences, working memory performance, verbal working memory, visuospatial working memory.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 07:05
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 07:05
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/37392

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