Gender and self-selection among engineering students

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
https://scholarworks.uark.edu/ineguht/13
Author(s):
Dickson, Maci
thesis / dissertation description
Gender and graduation rates of first time engineering college students have been analyzed as a function of academic and demographic variables in order to investigate the hypothesis that an advantage to women with respect to student success might be attributed to their socioeconomic advantages as a student population. The authors present descriptive, graphical, and model-based evidence to support their ideas about gender and self-selection driven by socioeconomic phenomena that leave a disproportionate number of women out of higher education, but create a group of female students more likely than their male counterparts to succeed.