ERIC Number: EJ725595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-1
Reference Count: 24
Gender Differences in the Academic Ethic and Academic Achievement
Chee, Kyong Hee; Pino, Nathan W.; Smith, William L.
College Student Journal, v39 n3 p604 Sep 2005
This paper investigates gender differences in the academic ethic and academic achievement among college students. The authors used the survey data collected from students attending Georgia Southern University, a unit of the University System of Georgia and one of two regional universities in the state. Results from the analysis indicate that women are more likely to possess an academic ethic than men and that women also tend to have higher GPAs. Furthermore, regression analysis with GPA as the dependent variable revealed differences between men and women in terms of significant predictors. For women, active participation in student clubs or groups is positively associated with GPA. For men, employment is negatively related with GPA. The authors used Coleman's (1988) concept of social capital, Chodorow's (1978) psychoanalytic feminist theory, and Gilligan's (1982) theory of women's development as the methods for data analysis in an attempt to build a potential theoretical explanation for these findings and to guide future research.
Descriptors: Student Participation, Social Capital, Employment, Grade Point Average, Ethics, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, College Students, Data Analysis, Feminism, Employment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia