DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PRE-UNIVERSITY MEN AND WOMEN IN THE PERCEPTION ABOUT PRIVATE UNIVERSITY
Universidad Loyola Andalucía (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN15 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The research about the differences between women and men is one of the most important topics in gender and high education. Recent researches look for the relevant aspects that pre-university students have about the university preferences and election. Nevertheless, there are fewer researches about the preferences in private education and its gender implications.
A purposive sampling has been used, with a total of 369 pre-university students, 52% men and 48% women from public and privates Andalusia high schools. Results have been obtained through a simple and different methodology combining “Natural Semantic Nets” qualitative technique with the “Multidimensional Unfolding” quantitative technique. This methodology will lead to decisions in accordance with the natural image that individuals have on mind depend on if they are men or women.
The main results identify that women associate private university to effort and prestige however men connect university to foreign exchanges.
Keywords: Higher education, gender.