Differences of Creativity in Engineering Students by Gender
공학 전공 대학생의 창의성에 나타나는 성차

Seung-Hee Kang, Sojung Yune
2015 Journal of the Korean Society of Manufacturing Process Engineers  
Recently, it has been emphasized that more girls should be able to contribute to society in the engineering field. However, there is little research for understanding the psychological characteristics of female engineering students. We first must understand their capabilities in order to take advantage of the strengths of female engineering college students. Based on this understanding, it is necessary to provide future educational interventions for them. Therefore, the purpose of this study
more » ... se of this study was to investigate the gender differences in creativity in engineering education. Additionally, we wanted to know whether the differences were domain-specific or domain-general differences. For this, we targeted 351 engineering students in Busan and Daegu. An integrated creativity test and engineering creativity test were carried out. It was found that female engineering students had lower scores on both the integrated creativity and engineering creativity tests than male students. These results suggest that we should develop and apply appropriate strategies to enhance the creativity of female students in engineering education.
doi:10.14775/ksmpe.2015.14.5.050 fatcat:sgpwfgdjjjbbhnbyeledpcu7oe