We did the numbers. For one of my most recent online courses for faculty, faculty were asked to take online quizzes until they passed at the 80% level. I counted how many times the average male faculty member did our four quizes. It was 6. For the average female faculty member, it was 11 times.
Males tend to reach the 'pass' rate and then stop. When they know something, they move. Females however try for perfection. So even though the female faculty members got to 80% just as quickly as their male counterparts, they kept taking the quizzes trying to get 100%.
This is why females spend (I say "waste") 30% more time studying than males, yet males and females both learn the same amount. It's also one reason why teachers give males worse grades, because when males have learned something they tend to move on, thus spending 30% less time studying while learning just as much. Photo: senior administrators from colleges at our Nine Shift seminar last week in Ft. Lauderdale.