Correlating Gender Sensitivity and Learning Traits in Higher Education

8 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2015

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Kavya N.

Nitte University, Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management, Students

Sandhya Rao

Nitte University - Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management

Vanishree Joseph

Nitte University - Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management

Mohsin Ahmed

Nitte University - Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management

Date Written: April 29, 2015

Abstract

In this paper we analyse a survey of MBA students for gender sensitivity and its correlation to learning traits in MBA students. We find the survey data from 78 South Karnataka MBA students support the commonly accepted hypothesis that a well adjusted student is also gender sensitive; there are 58 questions in the study which define the notion of well adjusted student and 4 questions that define gender sensitiveness. We also find the MBA students in South Karnataka are well adjusted and not the typical stereotypes portrayed in the Indian media. We use R to correlate four gender related answers to other learning trait answers and present it with our insights. We also use Welch’s t-test to identify differences in opinion between the genders. Although correlation is not causation, it is our best statistical indicator of the student psyche. Using this study as a basis, we suggest ways to improve gender sensitivity in higher education to meet the demand for a well balanced gender sensitive global workforce.

Keywords: Gender, Higher Education, R, Statistics, Student Awareness

Suggested Citation

N., Kavya and Rao, Sandhya and Joseph, Vanishree and Ahmed, Mohsin, Correlating Gender Sensitivity and Learning Traits in Higher Education (April 29, 2015). Nitte University, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education: Special Emphasis on Management Education, December 29-30 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2600665 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2600665

Kavya N. (Contact Author)

Nitte University, Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management, Students

Karnataka
India

Sandhya Rao

Nitte University - Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management ( email )

NMAMIT,
Nitte
Karnataka, 574110
India

Vanishree Joseph

Nitte University - Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management ( email )

NMAMIT,
Nitte
Karnataka, 574110
India

Mohsin Ahmed

Nitte University - Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management ( email )

NMAMIT,
Nitte
Karnataka, 574110
India

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