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ERIC Number: ED537190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
IRIS, Gender, and Student Achievement at University of Genova
Bonfa, Antonella; Freddano, Michela
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 9 p810-823 2012
The article analyses the gender effects on student achievement at University of Genova and it is a part of the research performed by the University of Genova called "Benchmarks interfaculty students: Development of a gender perspective to find strategies to understand what leads students to success in their studies", financed by the Regional Office for Equality Gender and included in the IRIS (Indicatore di Rendimento Interfacolta Studenti (Interfaculty Students' Performance Indicator)) study, the survey implemented by the University of Genova since the AY (academic year) 2004/2005 to monitor student achievement at university. The aim of the article is to investigate students' achievements in higher education from a gender perspective through the interfaculty indicator of student achievement of the University of Genova, called IRIS. A secondary data analysis was undertaken with a quantitative approach to study the success of first-year students of the University of Genova in the AY 2009/2010. The students' sample was census, and it was clustered into the five university schools as provided by the new academic reform. Descriptive analysis, correlations, and a regression model were undertaken to focus on gender differences. The analysis was useful to show that female students are more successful than their male fellows and to find out some guidance policies for improving students' achievements according to gender differences. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.) [This research was financed by the Regional Office for Gender Equality of Liguria Region (Italy).]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy