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ERIC Number: ED389998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Gender Roles and Study Habits.
Robinson, Amy E.; And Others
Many studies have been conducted regarding biological sex and its impact on academic achievement. However, they report conflicting results. Even when research has suggested there is a relation between sex roles and achievement, there has been little exploration of what components of achievement are most related to masculine and feminine gender types. This study examined the relationship between gender identity and study skills in undergraduates from a Mid-South University. Masculine characteristics were more strongly related to effective study habits than were feminine characteristics. Moreover, this relationship was more true for females than for males. Thus females having more masculine traits than feminine traits more than likely utilize effective study habits; however, in males, masculine traits are no better a predictor of effective study habits than are feminine traits. Gender-related characteristics, especially instrumentality, appear to be important for academic achievement. Two figures provide samples of the instrumentation used in the study: Study Habits Inventory and Personal Attributes Questionnaire. Two tables report results of the study. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Research Association (Nashville, TN, November 9-11, 1994).