In order to support first-year women in engineering, a program was designed to help their transition to college and promote connection with other women. The program focused on three main areas based in research: mentor matching with mentee input, regular formal meetings in small mentoring groups, and the formation of...
An interpretative philosophical framework was applied to a case study to document the particular experiences and perspectives of ten women engineering transfer students
who once attended a community college and are currently enrolled in one of two university
professional engineering programs. This study is important because women still do not...
University-based makerspaces are receiving increasing attention as promising innovations that may contribute to the development of future engineers. Using a theory of social boundary spaces, we investigated whether undergraduate student users at two university-based makerspaces in the United States viewed these spaces as affording their development as well-rounded professionals equipped...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship
between a measure of anxiety and academic achievement of freshmen
women enrolled in the University of Northern Colorado (U.N.C.).
One thousand and eighty women, eighty-seven percent of the
freshmen women, were included in this study. All subjects completed
This study examined the relationship between self-esteem and student
involvement among American college sophomore women. Self-esteem is defined
as "a positive or negative attitude toward the self" (Rosenberg, 1989, xxviii).
Student involvement is defined as the amount of time a student spends actively
involved in various activities in college (Astin,...
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between career development and locus of control as
they relate to barriers encountered in career development.
The sample included 144 students in the engineering
program at Oregon State University. The Rotter Internal-
External Scale and the Career Development Inventory (Form...
While it is generally assumed that alcohol consumption
plays some role in the advent of negative sexual outcomes
among college students (sexually transmitted diseases,
unplanned pregnancies, and date rape), that role has not
been empirically demonstrated or quantified.
The purpose of this study was to assess the association
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships
that were hypothesized to exist between the variables birth order,
family size, and parents college attendance and the dependent variable,
college graduation. The three general hypotheses tested were:
1. A positive relationship exists between a given position in
The major question of this study was why do community
college women choose traditional occupations? The study
examined the characteristics of community college women who
chose preparation for a traditional occupation either immediately
after graduation from high school or after a period
of absence for family responsibilities.
The sample for...