Factors associated with level of interest in engineering

Wei Ling Foo

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis investigates the relationship between student characteristics (reasons for choosing engineering, study approaches, motivational goals, self-efficacy and academic buoyancy) and the level of interest in engineering among polytechnic students in Singapore over a semester of study. The findings show that students with higher academic ability tend to be more interested in engineering; that students' level of interest in engineering decreased slightly over a semester of study and that students' entry interest level in engineering has to be high. This in turn depends on their reasons for choosing engineering, type of motivational goals and the way they approach engineering studies.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctorate
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Punch, Keith, Supervisor
  • Chapman, Elaine, Supervisor
Award date30 Sept 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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