Students' perceptions of women and men as learners in higher education

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in women and men's classroom behavior from the perspective of both traditional college-age and adult students in higher education. A sample of 358 students in four institutions responded to a questionnaire with 39 classroom behaviors. Factor analysis of the survey responses yielded seven dimensions of perceived classroom behavior. Perceptions of male and female behavior differed significantly on six of the seven factors. Perceived differences did not conform entirely to the findings of other research. Gender and age of respondent were related to perceptions of behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-393
Number of pages17
JournalResearch in Higher Education
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1992

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