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ERIC Number: EJ816817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Gender Differences in Student Attitude for Seating Layout in College Classrooms
Burgess, Brigitte; Kaya, Naz
College Student Journal, v41 n4 p940-946 Dec 2007
This study examined whether gender influenced college students' attitudes regarding classroom seating layout. Seating layouts included: a) rows of tablet-arm chairs, b) U-shaped, c) clusters, and d) rows of tables with individual chairs. The sample consisted of 912 college students. Factor analysis yielded two dimensions: "Feeling at Ease" and "Social Interaction." Results of a 2x4 ANOVA revealed that females had greater feeling at ease in rows of tablet-arm chairs and in clusters, while males felt more at ease in u-shaped and rows of tables with individual chairs. Regardless of layout, males were less likely to interact with classmates than females. Topics for future research are included. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A