International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2017)

Relative age effect on academic achievement of pupils at lower primary Level: Evidence from Uganda


Peter Jegrace Jehopio, Ronald Wesonga, Douglas A Candia

In this study we tested the existence of relative age effect on academic achievement of pupils whose median age was 10 years. Specifically, the study investigated the relative age effect in mathematics and English language academic achievement while controlling for the other pupil characteristics and location of their school. Findings show that academic achievement in mathematics was better for the older pupils while in English language the younger pupils performed better. With respect to relative age effect, this study reveals significant gender differences, with results showing consistent lower scores for the boys than girls in both English language and mathematics. Apparently, this suggests that being relatively young in a cohort is more beneficial to girls.
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Peter Jegrace Jehopio, Ronald Wesonga, Douglas A Candia. Relative age effect on academic achievement of pupils at lower primary Level: Evidence from Uganda. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 166-175
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