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The 'gender gap' in final examination results at Oxford University.

Abstract:

A lower proportion of women than men obtain first class degrees at British universities (the so-called gender gap). At Oxford University, this difference is not seen in all degree subjects but is found both in some Arts and in some Science subjects. We have used a questionnaire administered under supervision to undergraduates 2 to 3 months before their final examination to assess factors which might be expected to affect examination performance. These included measures of verbal and non-verba...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
The British journal of psychology
Volume:
91
Publication date:
2000-08-05
ISSN:
0007-1269
URN:
uuid:c71f57c9-b0f6-47b6-be83-cbfedd542451
Source identifiers:
386849
Local pid:
pubs:386849
Language:
English

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