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ERIC Number: EJ989063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Peer Effects in College Academic Outcomes--Gender Matters!
Ficano, Carlena Cochi
Economics of Education Review, v31 n6 p1102-1115 Dec 2012
An extensive literature exploring a range of peer influences on both academic and non-academic outcomes continues to produce contradictory evidence regarding the existence and magnitude of peer effects. Our results provide no evidence of peer effects in models where peer academic ability is measured in the aggregate. However, models that control for own-gender and other gender peer performance identify strong, positive, and statistically significant male peer influence on male students. In contrast, females are unresponsive to either male or female peer average academic rating. The results highlight the possibility that significant own gendered effects for males may be masked by insignificant effects in the aggregate. (Contains 3 figures and 9 tables.)
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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