ERIC Number: EJ848470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Gender Matters: The Variable Effect of Gender on the Student Experience
Sax, Linda J.
About Campus, v14 n2 p2-10 May-Jun 2009
In this article, the author shares her research findings on the differences between how men and women respond to college. She explores some of the cornerstones of the undergraduate experience--living away from home, interacting with faculty, being academically engaged, and learning about diversity--and how they contribute in unique ways to women's and men's development in college. Though these emergent themes probably do not reflect the experiences of "all" women or "all" men--variation within gender is usually greater than differences between the genders--they do reflect tendencies that are observed across the population of college students at four-year colleges and universities.
Descriptors: Females, Student Experience, Student Development, Males, Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students, Student Diversity, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Participation, Place of Residence, Self Esteem, Well Being, Teacher Role, On Campus Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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