An Experimental Study of the Influence of Woman’s Studies Courses in College on the Values of Female College Students

Xueyin LI, Yanyan Yin


Women’s studies/gender studies courses, aiming to foster proper gender values and healthy personalities among college students with theoretical achievements of interdisciplinary gender researches, to advocate their harmonious and comprehensive development both physically and mentally, play a unique role in college curriculum teaching along with many other subjects. Selecting from women’s studies courses taught in college, this article discusses whether and how women’s studies course influence the values of female college students, major influential factors in course teaching, etc, based on the influence of women’s studies courses on value building of female college students. Research statistics indicate as following: (a) Female college students who have taken courses on women’s studies gain an advantage over those who have not in terms of value levels and subentries (vocational/ aesthetic /marital values) in the fixed-group comparison experiment; (b) Courses on women’s studies exert a favorably continuity in influence on the values of female college students, and long term effect is better than the short term; (c) “Students’ attitude towards the courses” and “degree of class participation” are the two major influential factors in women’s studies course in light of the influence on the values of female college students. Course teaching of women’ studies effectively improves the values of female college students.




women’s studies, values, experimental study

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