Gender Differences in Mathematics Performance among Undergraduate Engineering Students: The Case of Bahir Dar University


  • Baynesagn Mekonnen Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology
  • Yimer Lebesse Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology, Ethiopia



Undergraduate Students, Gender, Students Performance, Performance in Mathematics


In all developing countries like Ethiopia, mathematics education plays an important role for the future.  For an all-round contribution, there is a need to involve both men and women in mathematical knowledge. This study focused on the gender differences in Performance in mathematics among undergraduate engineering students. The study emphasized on the influence of gender on students’ mathematics performance. This study examined gender differences in the performance of undergraduate engineering students in mathematics in Bahir Dar University. A sample of 236 students of which 158 males and 78 females were conveniently selected from first-year undergraduate engineering students in which the researchers were assigned to teach. The design for the study was a descriptive survey. In the study, students’ performance in mathematics for engineering students’ scores were collected directly from the office of the registrar, Bahir Dar University and were analyzed using the t-test using SPSS tools. Based on the findings of the study, there was no statistically significant difference in their performance.


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How to Cite

Baynesagn Mekonnen, & Yimer Lebesse. (2020). Gender Differences in Mathematics Performance among Undergraduate Engineering Students: The Case of Bahir Dar University . I. J. of Engineering Research and Advanced Technology - IJERAT (ISSN: 2454-6135), CrossRef: 10.31695/IJERAT, 6(9), 28-32.