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ERIC Number: EJ1174612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
The Intersection of Gender and Race: Exploring Chemical Engineering Students' Attitudes
Godwin, Allison; Verdín, Dina; Kirn, Adam; Satterfield, Derrick
Chemical Engineering Education, v52 n2 p89-97 Spr 2018
We surveyed 342 first-year engineering students at four U.S. institutions interested in a chemical engineering career about their feelings of belonging in engineering, motivation, and STEM identities. We compared these students by both gender and race/ethnicity on these attitudinal factors. We found several significant differences in belongingness, motivation, and physics and engineering identities for both majority and minority women from their peers. We also found significantly higher mathematics identity for majority men than their peers. Our results provide more nuanced implications for how to support diverse students in chemical engineering classrooms.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1428689; 1428523