Gender Differences in Cognitive Functioning Speed and Academic Performance among Malaysian Undergraduates

Soh Ying Qing

Faculty of Education and Social Science, Raffles University Iskandar

Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Email: vickyvicky5102@gmail.com

 

Abstract

This research aims to prevent sexism that caused by the stereotyped belief against gender in cognitive functioning speed and academic performance. Furthermore, it also aimed to figure out the missing link in between cognitive functioning speed and academic performance. Hence, the research objectives were to investigate the gender differences in cognitive functioning speed, gender differences in academic performance, and the relationship between cognitive functioning speed and academic performance. The current research was a quantitative research with between-participants research design. It recruited the undergraduate students who study in a university in Johor, Malaysia, by purposive sampling method. The instruments used in the research were Trail Making Test (TMT) for cognitive functioning speed and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for academic performance. The findings revealed that there were no significant gender difference in both cognitive functioning speed and academic performance. The relationship between cognitive functioning speed and academic performance was also not significant based on the findings of the research disclosed.

 

Keywords: gender, cognitive functioning speed, academic performance, TMT, CGPA

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