The purpose of this paper is to examine ways in which pedagogy and gender of instructor impact the development of self-regulated learning strategies as assessed by the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) in male and female engineering students. One hundred seventy-six students from four universities participated in the study. Within-group analyses found significant differences with regard to pedagogy and instructors’ gender on the learning strategies and motivation subscales as operationalized by the MSLQ. Male and females students reported significant post-test differences with regard to the gender of instructor and the style of pedagogy. The results of this study showed a pattern where more positive responses for students of both genders were found with the same-gendered instructor.
Walter, Jennifer; Stefanou, Candice; Stolk, Jonathan; Prince, Michael; Lord, Susan; Chen, John; and Nottis, Katharyn, "Gender Differences in Engineering Classrooms: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice?" (2011). NERA Conference Proceedings 2011. Paper 18.