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Gender Differences in Wisdom among School Students


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The present study was conducted to examine the gender differences in overall wisdom as well as its three components cognitive, affective, and reflective. For it, 456 (279 male and 177 female) 9th and 10th grade students participated in the study. The selected subjects were tested with 3D-Wisdom Scale Descriptive Statistics and t-ratios were used to analyze the data. In contrast to earlier findings, the results revealed the females to be high on overall wisdom as compared to the male students. The female students also outperformed the male students on cognitive and affective components of wisdom. No gender differences were found in reflective wisdom. Such findings may be attributed to socialization practices and socio-cultural perspectives. For generalization future large scale studies are required.

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Wisdom, Gender Differences, School Students.
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Umed Singh
Department of Psychology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
Suvrata Dahiya
Department of Psychology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

Abstract


The present study was conducted to examine the gender differences in overall wisdom as well as its three components cognitive, affective, and reflective. For it, 456 (279 male and 177 female) 9th and 10th grade students participated in the study. The selected subjects were tested with 3D-Wisdom Scale Descriptive Statistics and t-ratios were used to analyze the data. In contrast to earlier findings, the results revealed the females to be high on overall wisdom as compared to the male students. The female students also outperformed the male students on cognitive and affective components of wisdom. No gender differences were found in reflective wisdom. Such findings may be attributed to socialization practices and socio-cultural perspectives. For generalization future large scale studies are required.

Keywords


Wisdom, Gender Differences, School Students.