Leaving engineering: Gender differences

Harriet Hartman, Moshe Hartman

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The paper focuses on retention in an innovative undergraduate engineering program with many "female-friendly" features despite its design as best practices for all students. Both male and female "stayers" in the program are compared to "leavers" on a variety of characteristics, including pre-college and family background, grades, satisfaction with the Rowan program, engineering self-confidence, and future expectations about their engineering major and career. Data come from a special 2000-1 survey of all Rowan engineering students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9651-9678
Number of pages28
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Event2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 15 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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