Students evaluate male professors higher than female professors

Students evaluate the teaching of professors lower after receiving a bad grade than after receiving a good grade. However, after a bad grade they also show a gender bias: the course of a male professor is evaluated more positively than that of a female professor. Self-affirmations reduce this gender bias.

Hoorens, V., Dekkers, G., & Deschrijver, E. (2020). Gender bias in student evaluations of teaching: Students’ self-affirmation reduces the bias by lowering evaluations of male professors. Sex Roles, 1-15.


gender bias