Gender diversity in engineering design teams: Investigating emergent states, team processes, and performance

Gül E. Okudan, Susan Mohammed

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Abstract

This study investigates the impact of gender diversity on a variety of emergent states, team processes, and performance of engineering design teams. Although previous research has found that mixed-gender groups can impact team functioning negatively, the results of data collection on a large team sample size of 117 design teams indicated that the percentage of females had no impact or a positive impact on team dynamics. Despite the numerous challenges involved with being underrepresented in the engineering field and in design teams, team dynamics appear largely unaffected by gender composition for a number of key team process variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Inaugural International Conference on Research in Engineering Education, ICREE
StatePublished - 2007
EventInaugural International Conference on Research in Engineering Education, ICREE - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2007Jun 27 2007

Other

OtherInaugural International Conference on Research in Engineering Education, ICREE
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period6/24/076/27/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Okudan, G. E., & Mohammed, S. (2007). Gender diversity in engineering design teams: Investigating emergent states, team processes, and performance. In Proceedings of the Inaugural International Conference on Research in Engineering Education, ICREE