The Gender Difference In Students-Teachers Interaction At University Level: A Quantitative Analysis
Keywords:Teaching, Gender, Student, Interaction, University
The teaching profession is known worldwide as a respectful profession as teachers play a key role in preparing the country’s future generations. In this context, a quantitative cross-sectional research design with a survey was carried out to find out the gender-specific differences in the perception of students. The structured student questionnaire on student-teacher interaction (QTI) by Nugent (2009) was used to gather data. To this end, 300 students were selected (150 male and 150 female students) from various disciplines from a public university in the city of Lahore through a convenient sampling technique. The results revealed the gender-specific differences in the interaction between teachers and students; it was found that male teachers are significantly higher in their attitude and attention-holding skills compared to female teachers. The outcomes of the research could be utilized to formulate some interventions to improve the quality of interaction between students and teachers to make the classroom environment mutually beneficial for both.
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