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Sex Differences in the Environments of Graduate Students and Faculty GREB

Hartnett, Rodney T.
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ETS Research Report
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Graduate Record Examinations Board, Educational Environment, Graduate School Faculty, Graduate Students, Sex Differences


This paper considers some important psychological aspects of the academic experience for male and female graduate faculty members and students. Drawing on data collected in a recent national study of doctoral program quality, information pertaining to the graduate department's environment for learning, the extent of faculty members' concern for students, graduate student assistantship experiences, and faculty members' satisfactions and views about various departmental practices and policies are examined. Gender differences in both student and faculty member perceptions of their environments were found to be generally slight and to vary by discipline.

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