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Title: Performance in mathematics and digit ratio: evidence from 500 university students
Authors: Sánchez-Domínguez, Ángeles
Sánchez-Campillo, José
Moreno-Herrero, Dolores
Rosales, Virginia
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Abstract: We analyze the association between performance in a mathematics course among university students at the Faculty of Business and Economics and exposure to prenatal sex hormones using the second-to-fourth digit ratio. In a sample of 516 freshmen (304 women), we find an inverted U-shaped relationship between digit ratio and mathematics grades. Males and females show the same pattern in that subjects with both high and low digit ratios earn lower grades in mathematics, while subjects with the highest grades in mathematics have intermediate digit ratios. We also find that there is no statistically significant relationship between the digit ratio and the average grades earned by students in other courses except mathematics taken in the first semester at the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Sponsorship: Financial Support from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (ECO2010-17049) and the University of Granada (PID 11-111).
Publisher: Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica
Series/Report no.: The Papers;13/04
Keywords: Prenatal sex hormones
2D: 4D digit ratios
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31585
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Sánchez-Domínguez, A.; et al. Performance in mathematics and digit ratio: evidence from 500 university students. Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica (2013). (The Papers; 13/04). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31585]
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