Investigation into the Gender Difference of Attitude and Achievement in Engineering Mathematics

Garba Sahabi Adamu, Ibrahim Musa Garba
2018 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences  
This study was carried out to investigate the students' attitude towards engineering mathematics. The sample consist of 502 (332 males and 170 females) year one, higher national diploma students, Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi. The study examined the difference in attitudes towards mathematics between male and female students. Pearson correlation, paired samples t-test and independent samples t-test were used to analyze the data using SPSS version 20.0. The results obtained
more » ... sults obtained showed a significant difference in attitude towards mathematics between males and females. Female students exhibit more positive attitude than males. No significant difference was observed between males and females in mathematics achievement. The study revealed a weak negative correlation between students' attitude towards mathematics and students' achievement.
doi:10.6007/ijarbss/v8-i11/4892 fatcat:z5saqhwt4nc5zot2tc2q72le3m