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Man Smart Woman Smarter

VU International News and Reviews No. 110 April 9 2018

April 2018

In Advances in Physiology Education, three researchers from Arizona State University published an article “Who perceives they are smarter?” on the influence on student´s academic self-concept by their characteristics such as gender and mother tongue.  In a study on 244 students, linear regression showed that men and native English speakers had significantly higher academic self-concept relative to the whole class compared with women and non-native English speakers. Using logistic regression, they found that men had significantly higher academic self-concept relative to their groupmate compared with women.

It may remind some of the older readers of the song by Harry Belafonte: “That’s right de woman is uh smarter, that’s right, that’s right”.

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