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ERIC Number: EJ758096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Gender Differences in Academic Performance in a Large Public University in Turkey
Dayioglu, Meltem; Turut-Asik, Serap
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v53 n2 p255-277 Feb 2007
The paper attempts to determine whether there are significant gender differences in academic performance among undergraduate students in a large public university in Turkey based on three indicators; university entrance scores, performance in the English preparatory school and in the program the student is majoring in. The paper finds that a smaller number of female students manage to enter the university and when they do so, they enter with lower scores. However, once they are admitted to the university, they excel in their studies and outperform their male counterparts. This result holds after controlling for the field of study and individual attributes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey