Difference Between Male And Female Preferred Areas Of Specialization

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In Table 1, students’ profiles are presented. Large percentage (58.3%) was in the age group of 21-25 years with a mean of 22.2 years and median of 22 years, 50.6% were male while 49.4% were female. In addition, 19.9% and 19.2% were in 300 and 400 levels respectively. Also, 74.4% and 25.6% preferred Ecotourism Management and Wildlife Management as their preferred areas of specialization respectively (Figure 1). Furthermore, there was no significant difference between male and female preferred areas of specialization (t= 1.96, p>0.05). The mean of male group was higher than that of female group (Table 2).

Table 1: Respondents’ Profiles
Variable Frequency Percentage
Age
16-20 45 28.9
21-25 91 58.3
26-30 20 12.8
Mean= 22.2, Median= 22
Sex
Male 79 50.6
Female 77 49.4
Level of Study
100 22 14.1
200 28 17.9
300 30 19.2
400 31 19.9
500 20 12.8
Graduating 25 16.0

Figure 1: Respondents Preferred Areas of Specialization (%)

Table 2: Gender Differences in Students’ Preferred Areas of Specialization
Variable Male
(Mean) Female
(Mean) Mean Difference T-value P Value
Preferred Area of Specialization 1.32 1.18 0.14 1.96 0.052

In Table 3, students’ ratings of motivational factors for area of specialization preferences are presented. For self-actualization items, the means range from 3.71 to 4.48 with the highest mean value for possible contact with foreigners and foreign cultures. For job opportunity items; they range from 3.43 to 4.51. The highest mean value was for…
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