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ERIC Number: EJ839141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Gender Related Attitudes toward Achievement in College
Winter, Bill
Community College Enterprise, v15 n1 p83-91 Spr 2009
Reports that lower income males constitute a population of at-risk students in higher education prompted a survey of male and female community college students (N = 314) on a number of variables believed to be relevant to college achievement. While both males and females expressed strong support for the value of college education (98% and 99% respectively), females gave significantly stronger endorsement for the value of reading and writing. The majority of males evidenced strong support for academic related activities, did not view academic duties as feminine (but rather as masculine), showed little desire to abandon college for alternatives such as high paying blue collar employment, and did not endorse the idea that college success constituted a betrayal of one's roots. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York