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GENDER PERSPECTIVE IN STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN REAL ESTATE EDUCATION: THE CASE OF COVENANT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, OTA NIGERIA

Peter, Nkolika Joy and Ayedun, C. A. and Oloyede, S. A. and Oluwunmi, Adedamola O and Oluwatobi, A. O. and Emeghe, Ijeoma (2016) GENDER PERSPECTIVE IN STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN REAL ESTATE EDUCATION: THE CASE OF COVENANT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, OTA NIGERIA. In: Proceedings of ICERI2016 Conference, 14th-16th November 2016, Seville, Spain.

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Abstract

The value of quality formal education to the development of any nation is incontrovertible. Educational institution need the attendance of students (either males or females) to be able to perform its role both to the individuals and the nation at large. In general, the worth and efficiency of educational institutions can be measured by their students’ performance. Students’ academic performance is the most appropriate basis of assessing the quality and effectiveness of teaching and this has generated great attention over the years with regards to its measurement. Gender has been identified as one of the major factors affecting the students' educational attainment. Thus, this paper seek to carry out a comprehensive analysis of gender differences in the educational attainment of Estate Management students of Covenant University, Ota Nigeria using data for one set of graduates (2011 - 2015 Session) with a view to establish the relationship between gender and performance in the Grade Point Average (GPA) of the students. The result showed that female students performed better than their male counterparts across the five years regardless that they are fewer than the males and studying a discipline that is perceived to be dominated by the male gender. The different factors that could be responsible for this outcome are discussed. The conclusion from the study is that the result is consistent with the literatures reviewed which is that females places higher value on education and tend to be more focused and determined to succeed than their male counterpart. This is also consistent with the trend in students' academic performance in the University. The study recommended for the establishment of measures that will enhance better performance for the male students in the University.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Students, Gender, Performance, Real Estate Education, Grade Point Average (GPA).
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 10:28
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 12:35
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8147

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