ERIC Number: EJ1082151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Gender Gaps in High School Students' Homework Time
Gershenson, Seth; Holt, Stephen B.
Educational Researcher, v44 n8 p432-441 Nov 2015
Gender differences in human capital investments made outside of the traditional school day suggest that males and females consume, respond to, and form habits relating to education differently. We document robust, statistically significant one-hour weekly gender gaps in secondary students' non-school study time using time diary data from the 2003-2012 waves of the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and transcript data from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS). These complementary data sets provide consistent evidence of gender gaps that favor females and are not explained by gender differences in after-school time use, parental involvement, educational expectations, course taking, past academic achievement, or cognitive ability.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, High School Students, Homework, Time Management, Statistical Significance, Secondary School Students, Diaries, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Ability, Regression (Statistics), Individual Characteristics, Family Income, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Courses, Grade Point Average, Least Squares Statistics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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