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Table 5 Linguistic bias

From: Women through the glass ceiling: gender asymmetries in Wikipedia

  % in men % in women \(\boldsymbol{\chi^{2}}\) w % change
Abstract positive 27.96 25.53 933.7 0.04 8.69
Abstract negative 13.47 13.69 6.26 0.005 −1.62
  1. Comparison of the ratios of abstract terms among positive and negative terms for men and women. Slightly more abstract terms are used for positive aspects in men’s biographies, while slightly more abstract terms are used for negative aspects in women’s biographies. : p<0.001, : p<0.01.