FACTORS AFFECTING THE CHOICE OF HIGH TECH ENGINEERING MAJORS FOR UNIVERSITY WOMEN AND MEN IN BANGLADESH
Global, International and Cultural Issues in IS
In contrast to western countries which are experiencing declines in female enrollment in high tech engineering (HTE),Bangladesh has experienced a continuous increase in female enrollment in engineering. In order to better understand thefactors driving the choice of HTE as a major, survey data was collected from 590 male and female students in HTE majors inBangladesh. Hypotheses related to gender differences in the influence of various factors on major choice were examinedusing t-tests. Results revealed that, while several factors had a similar impact for women and men, gender differences in selfefficacyand socio-economic status persist and may represent barriers to women’s participation.
Saifuddin, Samina M.; Dyke, Lorraine; and Rasouli, Maria, "FACTORS AFFECTING THE CHOICE OF HIGH TECH ENGINEERING MAJORS FOR UNIVERSITY WOMEN AND MEN IN BANGLADESH" (2011). AMCIS 2011 Proceedings - All Submissions. 403.