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This study was conducted to test the hypothesis that the duration of time spent by the student inside the examination rooms answering the all kinds of written ex-amination questions has some kind of a positive effect on the final score he will get from that exam. And if there arc gender differences in this respect. Students and methods: Data on the final examinations of the autumn quarter was gathered on 892 examina-tions conducted at the end of this quarter , this included male participants of 566 and females of 326. Examinations were on twenty different subjects , including all of the first five years of the undergraduate students of Iraqi College of Medicine for the academic year 2002 — 2003 . The scheduled time of the examinations was 3 hours.A questionnaire for that purpose was constructed by the researchers and filled by the examination supervisors of the examination rooms . The scores we got from the offi-cial records of the examination committee of the college . Information gathered in-cluded year or stage of the student , subject of examination, gender, duration of time spent by every student inside the examination room and final score on that examina-tion. data were entered into a computer statistical program SPSS 7.5 and statistically analyzed. The results showed 1. The mean duration of stay of students in examination rooms was 125.01 SD=39.32 out of 180 minutes. 2. Females significantly spend more time in the examination rooms (p=0.008), but they do not achieve better marks for this. 3. No significant gender difference in mark acquisition although females regis-tered insignificantly better marks. 4. Mark is affected by the duration of time spent in examination rooms significant positive correlation (p=0.001). 5. However total duration of stay affected the final mark for males (p=0.01). but did not affect that of the females (p=0.27) 6. Females significantly spend more time in the examination rooms (p=0.008), but they do not achieve better marks for this. 7. Males benefit from time spent in getting significantly better results (p-0.01) 8. According to grades or year or stage of the student the longest time spent was significantly more in the first year (p=0.0001) but there was no correlation with the year . The highest marks were recorded by the first year students (p=0.0001)
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Journal BS. Gender differences in achievements among students of the Iraqi college of medicine . BSJ [Internet]. 6Jun.2004 [cited 9Dec.2019];1(2):300-5. Available from: http://bsj.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/BSJ/article/view/563