The impact of group diversity on class performance: evidence from college classrooms

Zeynep Hansen, Hideo Owan*, Jie Pan

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Article査読

9 被引用数 (Scopus)

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We combine class performance data from an undergraduate management course with students’ personal records to examine how group diversity affects group work performance and individual learning. Students are exogenously assigned to groups. We find that, on average, male-dominant groups performed worse in their group work and learned less (based on their grades in individually taken exams). This gender effect is highly significant in individual learning outcomes providing evidence that gender diversity is influential in the level and nature of knowledge transfers within groups. The results are robust to controlling for the team governance form, a unique feature in our study. Finally, racial diversity had no significant effect on group or individual performances.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)238-258
ページ数21
ジャーナルEducation Economics
23
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 3 4
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 教育
  • 経済学、計量経済学

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