Gender and learning results: a study on their relationship in entrepreneurship education and business plans

Ferreras-Garcia, Raquel; Hernández-Lara, Ana B.; Serradell-López, Enric
This paper aims to analyse whether the entrepreneurial competencies acquired by students when they work on a business plan have any kind of influence on student learning process results in terms of gender. To do so, we used data obtained from questionnaires distributed among 425 students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Comparing men and women, we performed exploratory factor analyses on competencies and learning process results, and linear regression analyses to determine the influence of gender and competencies on learning. Our findings indicated that women reported poorer learning results than men using the business plan methodology. Another key finding was the highly positive influence on learning process results of time-management and entrepreneurial competencies in particular. Finally, we found no significant differences between men and women in terms of the impact of competencies on learning process results.
Type of Publication:
Gender; business plan; higher education; entrepreneurial competencies; entrepreneurship education
Studies in Higher Education
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