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Li, Dan; Benton, Stephen L. – IDEA Center, Inc., 2017
Despite the nearly equal gender ratio of faculty members in the United States (National Center for Education Statistics, 2016), women are still underrepresented in certain STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields (Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering, 2015). Also, women tend to hold lower academic…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Females, Women Faculty, Gender Differences
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Renard, Monika K. – Journal of Management Education, 2008
Can you name 20 influences on pay that could cause a difference in earnings between two ostensibly equal employees? This short, involving exercise can be used to illustrate the numerous influences that affect how employees' pay is determined, for example, education, experience required for the job, supply and demand, company size, seniority, and…
Descriptors: Employees, Supply and Demand, Organization Size (Groups), Salaries
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Simon, Richard M.; Wagner, Ashley; Killion, Brooke – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
Masculinity and femininity have played a substantial role in how social scientists explain the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. The masculine culture of science is thought to be inconsistent with occupational values associated with feminine personalities, and to create a discriminatory academic…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Course Selection (Students), Gender Differences
Vergara, Derek – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference between first-generation college students' and non-first-generation college students' persistence from freshman year to sophomore year of college. The study investigated if race/ethnicity, family income, gender, and fathers' and mothers'…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, First Generation College Students, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Mat Daud, Nuraihan; Abu Kassim, Noor Lide – Journal of Applied Measurement, 2011
Students' evaluations of teaching staff can be considered high-stakes, as they are often used to determine promotion, reappointment, and merit pay to academics. Using Facets, the reliability and validity of one student rating questionnaire is analysed. A total of 13,940 respondents of the Human Science Division of International Islamic University…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Questionnaires, Validity, Reliability
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Dada, Benson Olu – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
There are increasing reports concerning the character displayed by athletes on and off the field of play. These reports are not far different from the ones observed in Nigerian University sports. This worrisome report has necessitated this study carried out on determining the character of university athletes in Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, College Athletics, Student Surveys
Sallie Mae Bank, 2016
Sallie Mae, the nation's saving, planning, and paying for college company, along with Ipsos, one of the world's largest, independent market research companies, surveyed 800 college students to learn more about how they are managing their finances and using credit. The online survey, completed in December 2015, comprised a cross-section of key…
Descriptors: Money Management, College Students, Student Surveys, Online Surveys
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Ocak, Mehmet – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2008
This correlational study examined the relationship between gender and the students' attitude and prior knowledge of using one of the mathematical software programs (MATLAB). Participants were selected from one community college, one state university and one private college. Students were volunteers from three Calculus I classrooms (one class from…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Prior Learning, Gender Differences, Calculus
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Tu, Jui-Che; Chiang, Yu-Hsien – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The research is now an instructor in the department of animation in a college, discovering that students can not pay attention to their study and lack of motivation to learn. Therefore, the research motivation is how to restore students' learning motivation and have them plunge into course learning. The study aimed to develop "design strategy…
Descriptors: Animation, Computer Software, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation
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Liebenberg, Janet; Huisman, Magda; Mentz, Elsa – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2015
Despite a widely-acknowledged shortage of software developers, and reports of a gap between industry needs and software education, the possible gap between students' needs and software development education has not been explored in detail. In their university education, students want to take courses and carry out projects that clearly relate to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Relevance (Education), Computer Software
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Nelson, Anders – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on a study of gender differences in course experiences and achievement of students taking the introductory educational sciences course at Halmstad University in Sweden. Male and female students' completion rates and grades were analysed in relation to the students' grade point averages (GPAs) from upper secondary school and…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Sciences
Ocak, Mehmet A. – Online Submission, 2006
This correlation study examined the relationship between gender and the students' attitude and prior knowledge of using one of the mathematical software programs (MATLAB). Participants were selected from one community college, one state university and one private college. Students were volunteers from three Calculus I classrooms (one class from…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Software
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Basow, Susan A.; Minieri, Alexandra – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
Sexual social exchange theory was applied to perceptions of a date rape by manipulating the cost of the date and who paid in vignettes presented to 188 U.S. college students, who then rated the characters' sexual expectations, blame, responsibility, and rape justifiability. Findings from this between-participant design partially supported…
Descriptors: Rape, Dating (Social), Social Exchange Theory, College Students
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Gasser, Michael B.; Oliver, Jennifer A.; Tan, Rowena N. – Career Development Quarterly, 1998
Elementary school, secondary school, and college students rated 12 jobs divided between primarily female, primarily male, and gender-neutral occupations according to how much they should make if they were in the occupation. A significant interaction was found between type of job and gender for pay expectations. Suggestions for use in applied…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Career Choice, College Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Lu, Fangwen – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Health and education are two important issues in developing economies. Field and natural experiments provided me with great opportunities for identifying the effects of health insurance and incentive on doctors' prescribing behaviors and the peer influences among students. The first chapter examines whether doctors write more expensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Incentives
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