Exploring the Use of the Competing Values Framework in Engineering Education

Rebecca Komarek, Daniel Knight, Angela Bielefeldt
2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
This study investigates the adaption of the Competing Values Framework (CVF) for use in studying behavioral complexity and leadership in engineering students working in project teams. Based on a foundation of other studies that leverage the CVF in an engineering education context, the CVF survey was slightly modified to be appropriate. Data were collected from students working on projects both in curricular and co-curricular settings. The data demonstrates levels of complexity among example
more » ... y among example student profiles and draws comparisons between curricular and co-curricular settings as well as between genders. Results show that while there are gender differences in the curricular setting, there are no significant differences in leadership roles between genders in the co-curricular setting. Producing results was statistically significant when compared to grades at p<.05. Relating to people was not related to improved grades.
doi:10.18260/1-2--28343 fatcat:3jbfua2vrnawpe7llvawvcbnjy