First-year study success in economics and econometrics: the role of gender, motivation and math skills

Ivo Arnold, W. (Wietske) Rowaan

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Abstract

In this study, the authors investigate the relationships among gender, math skills, motivation, and study success in economics and econometrics. They find that female students have stronger intrinsic motivation, yet lower study confidence than their male counterparts. They also find weak evidence for a gender gap over the entire first-year curriculum of economics or econometrics. In terms of size and significance, their estimates of gender effects rank below the effects of preparatory education and motivation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-35
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Economic Education
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2014

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