Campus Adaptations of Engineering Undergraduates by Gender

N.S. Vijayalakshmi, A.H. Sequeira


The study aims to empirically test the relationship between types of campus adaptations across gender engineering undergraduate B.Tech students alone pursuing a four year study at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT’s) and National Institute of Technology (NIT’s) in India. The independent t – test was run with SPSS vs 21 to determine the nature of campus adaptations of IIT’s and NIT’s between undergraduate male students (n = 1268) and female students of (n = 152) with the multistage random sample of n = 1420. There is a significant relationship on campus adaptations among students by gender indicating that; campus adaptations did vary which could be attributed to the lower strength of the sample size. However, if a qualitative approach is adopted with interviews held to seek out information on nature of adaptability to campus environments, it could introspect more in-depth on the nature and levels of adaptability of female students witnessing challenges at campuses of higher learning.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2017.v8n3p305

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