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Kvinnodominans på svenska högskolor och universitet? En kvantitativ longitudinell studie.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Throughout history men have been the majority in universities across the world. Thus, in recent decades this has changed in favor of women who make up for the large majority of students in both universities and colleges. The purpose of this study is to examine why women have become the new majority in Swedish universities/colleges and using rational choice theory to answer this matter. More specifically, this study aims to find out whether children who are seldom truant, and who value themselves to be good at math, Swedish and English have a higher probability to study at universities/colleges in the future than children with high truancy and low self-evaluation in these subjects. The data set used in this research comes from Barn-LNU 2000 and Yngre-LNU 2010 and the sample contains a total of 915 respondents who were between the ages 10-18 in Barn-LNU 2000 and 20-28 when they participated in Yngre-LNU 2010. Logistic regression models and cross tables are used to analyse the material

 

The result of the analyses indicates that children in general who estimates themselves to be good at math, Swedish and English have a higher probability of study in universities/colleges when they become adults than children who don’t value themselves to be good at these school subjects. Another significant result from the analyses is that children who are seldom truant tend to study in universities/colleges in adult age more often than children who truant. However, there isn’t any significant result who indicates that girls tend to have a higher self-evaluation regarding their skills in math, Swedish and English than boys. Neither does the cross tables show any significant results of sex differences in truanting.

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2019. , p. 35
Keywords [sv]
Kärnämnen, skolk, utbildning, könsskillnader, självskattning
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-168868OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-168868DiVA, id: diva2:1315636
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