Fatima Z. Allahverdi, Zubeyir Coban


Data from a university in a Gulf country is utilized to determine if gender and high school GPA predicted the university entrance exam score. Two separate one-way ANOVAs are used to determine the impact of gender on the two variables of high school GPA and university entrance exam score. This is followed by a hierarchical regression. The hierarchical regression examines whether gender and high school GPA are predictive of the university entrance exam score. The analysis indicates that gender and high school GPA explains 80% of the variability in the university entrance exam. Though it is generally perceived that females are not able to obtain an education similar to males in the Middle East, in particular, in the Gulf States, this study indicates that there are more females entering the university entrance exam than males. Moreover, females also obtain higher scores compared to males in both the university entrance exam and high school GPA


Gender issues, education, cross-cultural studies, assessment, measurement, performance appraisal

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