Gender Difference in Macroeconomics Performance at the Tertiary Level in Saigon: An International Perspective

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The aim of this action research is to find out whether there is a statistical difference between males and females performance in Macroeconomics 1 (ECON 1192), a subject at first year tertiary level. The subjects were from Royal Melbourne International University (Vietnam) enrolled during the September –January session of year 2007/2008 and the mode of teaching was through face to face (Internal) mode of education with teacher-students teaching learning process through lectures sessions.
Statistical analysis to test the difference of two means were conducted to examine the research question as to whether there is a gender difference performance in Macroeconomics 1 (ECON 1192) examinations for tertiary students enrolled at. Results of this research show that the average scores of females are not significantly different from the average scores of males, consistent with some previous research and with gender equality goals.


Keywords: Gender Difference, Educational Performance
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Gender Difference in Macroeconomics Performance at the Tertiary Level in Saigon, Mr,


Simon Sim

Lecturer, Commerce Department, RMIT
Saigon, South Vietnam, Viet Nam

I am a lecturer in the areas of Business Statistics and Macroeconomics. My research interest in the area of education is gender difference perspective, in particular mathematical related subjects. My other areas of research interests are finance and accounting

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