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Attitudes toward pursuing doctoral studies in engineering

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dc.contributor.author Baytiyeh H.
dc.contributor.author Naja M.K.
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dc.date 2011
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dc.date.issued 2011
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/13035
dc.description.abstract Pursuing a doctoral degree in engineering is often seen as a risky decision. This study investigates the factors for considering enrollment in engineering doctoral programs. Two groups were involved; the first consists of 274 graduate students enrolled in various engineering programs in Lebanon and the second consists of 187 working engineers scattered in several countries around the world working in different social and multicultural settings. Both groups of participants completed a survey investigating the parameters that may impact their decision to pursue a PhD. Based on the Theory of Reasoned Action, the Likert-scaled items aimed to identify the attitudinal and normative factors leading to the intention of enrolling in PhD program. An Independent t-test revealed no significance between students and engineers? intention. An exploratory Factor Analysis provided four factors. Repeated measures ANOVA showed the Professional attitude factor as the most important motivator for participants followed by the Financial attitude, the Subjective norm, and the Social attitude. The findings are discussed and recommendations for future studies are offered. © 2011 American Society for Engineering Education.
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dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings; Conference Title: 118th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition; Conference Date: 26 June 2011 through 29 June 2011; Conference Location: Vancouver, BC; Publication Year: 2011;
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dc.title Attitudes toward pursuing doctoral studies in engineering
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.contributor.affiliation Baytiyeh, H., Education Department, American University of Beirut, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Naja, M.K., Civil Engineering Department, Lebanese University, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Baytiyeh, H.; Education Department, American University of BeirutUnited States
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Department: Education;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Education
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dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.relation.ispartofConference Conference Title: 118th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition : Conference Date: 26 June 2011 through 29 June 2011 , Conference Location: Vancouver, BC.
dc.relation.ispartofConferenceCode 86004
dc.relation.ispartofConferenceDate 26 June 2011 through 29 June 2011
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dc.relation.ispartofConferenceLoc Vancouver, BC
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dc.relation.ispartofConferenceTitle 118th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
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dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr ASEE Annu. Conf. Expos. Conf. Proc.
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dc.subject.otherChemCAS
dc.subject.otherIndex Doctoral degrees
dc.subject.otherIndex Doctoral programs
dc.subject.otherIndex Engineering program
dc.subject.otherIndex Exploratory factor analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex Graduate students
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Repeated measures
dc.subject.otherIndex Risky decisions
dc.subject.otherIndex Subjective norm
dc.subject.otherIndex Theory of reasoned action
dc.subject.otherIndex Engineering education
dc.subject.otherIndex Engineers
dc.subject.otherIndex Students
dc.subject.otherIndex Surveys
dc.subject.otherIndex Enginee
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