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ERIC Number: EJ1020184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-500X
The Relationship between Gender and Academic Success Online
Kupczynski, Lori; Brown, Michelle; Holland, Glenda; Uriegas, Brian
Journal of Educators Online, v11 n1 Jan 2014
Distance learning may pose challenges to students in terms of satisfaction and academic success. This study examined the relationship between the final grade received in a distance learning course and the student characteristic of gender. Examined were differences in online course achievement between male and female students through the lens of identity theory. The sample included 959 education majors at a regional university. Simple main effect tests were conducted after assumption tests for the planned analysis of covariance were not met. Findings indicated that for students with lower overall GPAs, there were differences in online course achievement between male and female education majors. For students with mid-level and higher overall GPAs, no differences existed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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