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Sense of Belonging: The Intersectionality of Self-Identified Minority Status and Gender in Undergraduate Computer Science Students

Mooney, Catherine; Becker, Brett A.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 04 Sep 2020
  • Publisher: ACM
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
The 2020 United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research (UKICER 2020) Conference, Virtual Conference, 3-4 September 2020 Creating inclusive learning environments for all students is of primary importance. Student sense of belonging is an important part of this. However, sense of belonging can show variations according to factors such as ethnicity and gender as well as influencing attributes such as motivation and persistence. We utilised a survey adapted from the "Math Sense of Belonging Scale"to examine the relationship between undergraduate computer science students' sense of belonging, gender identity, and self-declared minority status. We observed a...
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free text keywords: Belongingness, COVID-19, Diversity, Gender equality, Minority status, Sense of belonging, Coronavirus
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