Title

Gender Differences In Student Attitude for Seating Layout In College Classrooms

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2007

School

Marketing

Abstract

This study examined whether gender influenced college students' attitudes regarding classroom seating layout. Seating layouts included: a) rows of tablet-arm chairs, b) U-shaped, c) clusters, and d) rows of tables with individual chairs. The sample consisted of 912 college students. Factor analysis yielded two dimensions: "Feeling at Ease" and "Social Interaction." Results of a 2x4 ANOVA revealed that females had greater feeling at ease in rows of tablet-arm chairs and in clusters, while males felt more at ease in u-shaped and rows of tables with individual chairs. Regardless of layout, males were less likely to interact with classmates than females. Topics for future research are included.

Publication Title

College Student Journal

Volume

41

Issue

4

First Page

940

Last Page

946

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