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ERIC Number: ED505286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Educational Attainment Crisis of Males
Morrison, Michael C.
Online Submission
A significant amount of scientific literature points to a growing concern that American males are not performing very well in traditional measures of educational outcomes. Specifically, the "boy crisis" as it has been labeled, asserts that males lag far behind females in baccalaureate attainment. These assertions are countered by other researchers claiming that the perception of a "boy crisis" has been embraced by those seeking to advance various educational agendas. The analysis that follows addresses the issue without a specific agenda. The focus of this analysis is graduation outcomes at the associate degree level. This paper analyzes the graduation outcomes of males and females (n=16,532) at NIACC from 1996 to 2006. As graduation outcomes are influenced by more factors other than gender we will control for other important variables known to influence graduation, namely high school GPA, NIACC cumulative GPA and ethnicity. In addition to the independent effects of gender and ethnicity on graduation we will also test whether gender and ethnicity jointly interact to influence graduation outcomes. (Contains 9 tables and 1 footnote.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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