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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
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ISSN Imprimir: 1072-8325
ISSN On-line: 1940-431X

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v4.i1.10
pages 1-13

RESPONSE BIAS IN A SURVEY OF ASIAN-AMERICAN AND WHITE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS

Jerilee Grandy
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ

RESUMO

A recent survey of gender and ethnic differences among science and engineering majors suggested that Asian-American students were less content with their undergraduate experiences and with their field of study than were white students or students of other ethnic groups. Additional analyses, reported here, indicated that Asian-American students tended to endorse the middle response on a five-point Likert scale more than white students did, and to avoid extreme responses. This response bias accounted, in part, for the lower ratings Asian Americans gave to their undergraduate experiences. Readers are alerted to the possible pitfalls of comparing survey results across cultures, and recommendations are made to conduct further research on the design of suitable questionnaire items for cross-cultural surveys.


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