Gender and Satisfaction with the Cooperative Education Experience in Engineering
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
This study investigated gender differences in job satisfaction following the first term of a cooperative education program in engineering. Using data from a survey of freshmen, this study tested hypotheses about gender differences in the co-op job experience and the correlates of co-op job satisfaction. Gender-based predictive models of job satisfaction are presented. In general, the correlates of co-op job satisfaction are the same as those identified in past studies of job satisfaction. The level of co-op job satisfaction is the same for men and women, even though women do face some disadvantages. Social influences are important to both men and women, but there are gender differences in the specific predictors.
Wilkinson, Karen and Sullivan, Laura L., "Gender and Satisfaction with the Cooperative Education Experience in Engineering" (2003). Mechanical Engineering Publications. 98.