Gender-based Differences in Academic Performance and Job Finding1

SULASTRI, AUGUSTINA (2015) Gender-based Differences in Academic Performance and Job Finding1. Gender-based Differences in Academic Performance and Job Finding1. pp. 1-20.

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Abstract

The differences between male and female graduates in psychology with regard to their academic performance and success in job finding were investigated. Two hundred and six psychology graduates from seven universities in Indonesia participated in a two-wave longitudinal study. In academic context, women outperformed men in grades obtained. We also found that motivation to learn partially mediated the relationship between gender and academic performance. In job finding context, first, we found no difference in the success ofobtaining a general (multi-entry) job between male and females graduates. Secondly, we found a nearly significant gender difference (p< .10) with regard to success in finding a psychology-based job, with relatively more female graduates succeeding in obtaining a psychology-based job than male graduates. We also found that academic performance revealed a (nearly) perfect mediation for the relationship between gender and findinga psychology-based job. Practical implications regarding gender differences in academic performance and its subsequent impact on job finding are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender differences; Motivation to learn; Academic performance; Job finding
Subjects: 100 Philosophy and Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Ms Augustina Sulastri
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 07:56
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 07:56
URI: http://repository.unika.ac.id/id/eprint/20399

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