Perception of the gender gap in computer engineering studies: A comparative study in Peru and Argentina

Alicia Garcia-Holgado, Claudia Deco, Norka Bredegal-Alpaca, Cristina Bender, Klinge Orlando Villalba-Condori

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Abstract

The gender gap is one of the worldwide problems confronting companies, organizations, and governments through different initiatives according to their action contexts. In the case of the gender gap in engineering, although there are a considerable number of projects and studies, there are few studies that analyse the perception of the engineering students about the gender gap. This work presents a case study in two Latin American universities in Peru and Argentina in order to identify the perception of computer engineering students about issues related to gender and diversity. The results show significant differences between both institutions, with particular attention to the differences in perception between men and women in each country. Moreover, the resuits reveal that only women from Argentine believe that there are differences between women and men in the academic context (N=textbf75).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2020
EditorsAlberto Cardoso, Gustavo R. Alves, Teresa Restivo
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1252-1258
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728109305
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2020 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
Volume2020-April
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567

Conference

Conference11th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2020
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period27/04/2030/04/20

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Diversity gap
  • Engineering studies
  • Gender gap
  • Perception
  • Students
  • University

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