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Gender bias in student evaluation of teaching among undergraduate business students

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dc.contributor Háskólinn í Reykjavík
dc.contributor Reykjavik University
dc.contributor.author Olafsdottir, Katrin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-16T14:40:47Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-16T14:40:47Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-25
dc.identifier.issn 1670-4444
dc.identifier.issn 1670-4851 (eISSN)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/797
dc.description.abstract While half of undergraduate students in business are women, only one in five full professors in business in the US are female. According to the pipeline theory, this discrepancy should correct itself through time and more women join the ranks of full professors. However, the pipeline seems to leak, as the adjustment is slow. Student evaluations of teaching (SET) is one of the measures used to evaluate faculty. If there is a gender bias in student evaluations, where female faculty is valued less than male faculty, this could contribute to the leaky pipeline by reducing women’s promotion possibilities. Looking at student evaluations among undergraduate business students at an Icelandic university in 127 courses from 2010 to 2015, I estimate the difference between SET for male and female faculty, using random-effects ordered logit regressions. I find that female faculty receive lower evaluations than male faculty in a simple model. In a model linking each of the covariates with gender I find an even greater gender bias for full-time faculty, while female part-time instructors receive higher SET than their male counterparts.
dc.format.extent 75-86
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Viðskiptafræðideild og hagfræðideild Háskóla Íslands, viðskiptafræðideild Háskólans í Reykjavík og Seðlabanki Íslands
dc.relation.ispartofseries Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál;15(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Student evaluation of teaching (SET)
dc.subject Gender bias
dc.subject Undergraduate business students
dc.subject Kennslumat
dc.subject Háskólakennarar
dc.subject Háskólanemar
dc.subject Viðskiptafræði
dc.subject Kynjamismunun
dc.title Gender bias in student evaluation of teaching among undergraduate business students
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license Útgefið efni tímaritsins er í opnum aðgangi samkvæmt skilmálum Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Research in applied business and economics
dc.identifier.journal Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál
dc.identifier.doi 10.24122/tve.a.2018.15.1.4
dc.contributor.school Viðskiptadeild (HR)
dc.contributor.school School of Business (RU)

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