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Gender and Academic Achievement in Engineering Colleges


Gender and Academic Achievement in Engineering Colleges
Authors : K. Krishnakumar, Dr. Sunil Dutt
Publication Date: 28-06-2017

Authors

Author(s):  K. Krishnakumar, Dr. Sunil Dutt

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Volume. 6 - Issue. 06 , June - 2017

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

 DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17577/IJERTV6IS060456

Abstract

The descriptive study was carried out to determine the correlation between gender and academic achievement as measured by Grade Point Average (GPA) in the 1st Year Engineering Degree Examination. The sample consisted of 107 students of B.Tech. (Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering) studying at 3 Engineering Colleges under the Kerala University. Out of this, 31 were boys and 76 were girls. Mean and Standard Deviation were calculated for boys and girls separately. Standard Error, σdm was also calculated for the sample. As the sample sizes were greater than 30, the distribution was assumed to be normal. z-value was computed by dividing the difference between means by Standard Error. z- value was obtained as +1.9256. At both 5% and 1% level of significance, this value was found to fall in the acceptance region, thus supporting the Null Hypothesis that there is no significant difference in the academic achievement of male and female students.

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