ERIC Number: EJ1059327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effect of Gender and Race Intersectionality on Student Learning Outcomes in Engineering
Ro, Hyun Kyoung; Loya, Karla I.
Review of Higher Education, v38 n3 p359-396 Spr 2015
Women and underrepresented minorities in traditionally White and male-dominated disciplines tend to report lower learning outcomes than their White peers. Adopting a feminist intersectionality framework, this study looks at the intersections of gender and race to investigate differences in self-assessed learning outcomes in engineering undergraduate education. We found that Black women, Asian men, and men from Other racial/ethnic groups tend to rate their skills lower than their White counterparts. We suggest future research to examine overlooked differences in learning outcomes as well as recruitment and retention strategies for women and men of color.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Factors, Whites, Minority Groups, Males, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Feminism, Outcomes of Education, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Study, Student Diversity, STEM Education, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence, Undergraduate Students, Job Skills, Competence, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Leadership Qualities, Surveys, Institutional Characteristics, Black Colleges, Hispanic Americans, School Size, Statistical Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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Grant or Contract Numbers: 0550608