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ERIC Number: EJ812536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Gender, Psychosocial Dispositions, and the Academic Achievement of College Students
Clifton, Rodney A.; Perry, Raymond P.; Roberts, Lance W.; Peter, Tracey
Research in Higher Education, v49 n8 p684-703 Dec 2008
Researchers have recently claimed that there are substantial differences in the psychosocial dispositions and academic achievement of male and female college students. To test this proposition, a sample of 854 undergraduate students were selected from a major Canadian Research-1 university. Multiple regression analyses assessed the effects of gender and several other independent variables on coping strategies, academic control, self-esteem, and grade point averages. Few differences emerged between the genders on the psychosocial dispositions or on academic achievement. The results suggest that both male and female students can improve their coping strategies and academic control, which together directly affect their academic achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada