DIFFERENCE IN PERCEPTIONS OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FOR THEIR TEACHERS' TO EXHIBIT GENDER BIASES
The research attempts to investigate students’ perceptions regarding gender bias practiced by teachers in higher education. There are many forms of gender bias such as imbalance, stereotyping, invisibility, selectivity, linguistics, and isolation as in the case of co-education institutions. It is commonly assumed that students face biases from teachers due to gender. The main objective was to explore students’ perceptions of gender bias. For this study survey method was adopted to collect the data through questionnaires. The population was the students of universities situated in the Lahore district. Six universities and from each university three disciplines were selected conveniently. Sampling consists of 300 students from the selected universities. T-test and one-way ANOVA were used to analyze data and find out differences in perceptions on the basis of certain demographic variables. No significant difference was found in the perceptions on the basis of different demographic variables. In conclusion, it can be said that gender bias remains an issue when it comes to student-student connections within classrooms. But students credited sociological perception of gender differences.
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