Cognitive Map Ability of Elementary School Students In terms of Gender

Faizah Faizah

Abstract


The present study aimed to find out the cognitive map ability difference between male and female students in Elementary School X in Malang City. The present study employed quantitative approach with comparative design. The subject of the study was 331 students. They were selected through purposive sampling technique. The instrument of the study was the achievement test. The data were analyzed using chi-square. The result of the study showed no difference in terms of cognitive map between male and female students (0.489, p>0.05). This may occur since the male and female students possessed equal opportunities and needs in learning their school environment. Although gender did not emerge as a variable determining the difference of Cognitive Map ability, the aspect that still becomes the determiner of the individuals' cognitive map ability difference is experience, which the present study referred to Grade and Age difference. The higher the grade and the older the age, the better the cognitive map ability the elementary school students possessed. The present study can be used as a reference relating to Elementary School Students' cognitive map.

Keywords


Cognitive Map; Gender; Elementary School Student



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/psikopedagogia.v7i1.12915

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