ERIC Number: EJ767007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 86
Women Students at Coeducational and Women's Colleges: How Do Their Experiences Compare?
Kinzie, Jillian L.; Thomas, Auden D.; Palmer, Megan M.; Umbach, Paul D.; Kuh, George D.
Journal of College Student Development, v48 n2 p145-165 Mar-Apr 2007
This study compared the experiences of women attending women's colleges with those of women attending coeducational institutions. Analyses of data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) from random samples of female first-year and senior students from 26 women's colleges and 264 other four-year institutions were conducted. Women at single-sex institutions were more engaged in effective educational practices and reported higher levels of feelings of support and greater gains in college. With regard to the effect of different backgrounds on college experiences, transfer students at women's colleges were as engaged or more engaged than students who start at and graduate from the same school, and students of color tended to be less engaged than White students. (Contains 6 tables.)
Descriptors: Females, Educational Practices, White Students, Transfer Students, Single Sex Colleges, Womens Education, Coeducation, College Students, Student Experience, Comparative Analysis, College Freshmen, College Seniors, Student Characteristics, Student Participation, Minority Groups, Educational Environment, Thinking Skills, Student Diversity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement