A Study on the Differences of Academic Achievement, Self-Efficacy, and Engineering Self-Efficacy with Gender of Engineering Students

공학계열 대학생의 성차: 학업 성취도, 일반적 자기효능감, 공학 자기효능감을 중심으로

  • Kang, Seung-Hee (Innovation Center for Engineering Education, Pukyong National University)
  • 강승희 (부경대학교 교육대학원)
  • Received : 2010.04.10
  • Accepted : 2010.07.28
  • Published : 2010.09.30


The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there were difference between gender of engineering students in terms of academic achievement, self-efficacy and engineering self-efficacy. A total of 387 engineering students (male=284, female=103) completed the self-efficacy and engineering self-efficacy test. And students self-reported their grade point average(GPA) in their former semester. The results of t-test with gender about academic achievement indicated that there were not differences in academic achievement between gender. The results of MANOVA with grades indicated that there were differences in self-efficacy and engineering self-efficacy between gender. Male students scored significantly higher than female students in self-efficacy, and engineering self-efficacy.


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