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Gender differences in e-learning satisfaction


  • Francisco González-Gómez

    () (Universidad de Granada. Department of Applied Economics)

  • Jorge Guardiola

    (Universidad de Granada. Department of Applied Economics)

  • Óscar Martín Rodríguez

    (Universidad de Granada.)

  • Miguel Ángel Montero Alonso

    (Universidad de Granada. Department of Estadística e Investigación Operativa)


In line with recent research, the question this paper raises is whether or not gender differences also exist in e-learning. This study is based on a sample of 1,185 students who are doing on-line courses at the Universidad de Granada in Spain. The main conclusion is that female students are more satisfied than male students with the e-learning subjects that make up the sample. Furthermore, we find that female students assign more importance to the planning of learning, as well as to being able to contact the teacher in various ways.

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  • Francisco González-Gómez & Jorge Guardiola & Óscar Martín Rodríguez & Miguel Ángel Montero Alonso, 2011. "Gender differences in e-learning satisfaction," FEG Working Paper Series 01/11, Faculty of Economics and Business (University of Granada).
  • Handle: RePEc:gra:fegper:01/11

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    : Gender Studies; Evaluation Methodologies;

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    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education

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