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Sex differences in degree performance at the University of Oxford

Abstract:

For many years, men have outperformed women in the final degree examinations at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. This not only contradicts the trends at most other British universities but is particularly baffling since British females perform on par or better than their male peers in secondary school examinations. The present article draws on a longitudinal study of Oxford University applicants (n=1929) to investigate competing explanations for this 'gender gap' in final examination...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Zimdars, A More by this author
Cortina-Borja, M More by this author
Journal:
LEARNING AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
Volume:
26
Pages:
103-111
Publication date:
2013-08-05
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EISSN:
1744-7682
ISSN:
1041-6080
URN:
uuid:75ff27a3-4987-4b02-99e8-cdb909f3152a
Source identifiers:
430776
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pubs:430776

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