Student Performance in Principles of Macroeconomics: the Importance of Gender and Personality Type

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Leiv Opstad; Lars Fallan;
(2010)
  • Journal: International Review of Economics Education,volume 9,issue 1,pages76-92

Several studies indicate that females perform more poorly in economic courses than their male counterparts. Other studies reveal that students' personality types affect their performance in economic courses, as well. The present study explores this issue by testing a nu... View more
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