Female engineering students' perceptions of college learning experiences: A qualitative case study in Taiwan

Pao Nan Chou, Wei Fan Chen

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Abstract

This study investigated female engineering students' perceptions of college learning experiences by using the pipeline theory. One-hour qualitative interviews were conducted to obtain details of female engineering students' learning experiences. Thirty female students of engineering from various engineering majors voluntarily participated in the study. The participants were senior college students from two public universities in Taiwan. Phenomenological qualitative analysis was used to identify five themes in ''the motivation for pursuing an engineering major'', seven themes in ''learning experiences during higher education period'', and four themes in ''future career development''. Overall, most of findings were supported by previous research results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-11
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Volume31
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Students
engineering
learning
experience
student
female student
qualitative interview
research results
Pipelines
Education
career
university
education

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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