ERIC Number: ED123979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Female and Minority Representation in College Majors as a Function of Mathematics Requirements.
Hedges, Larry V.; Majer, Kenneth
Black female, Chicano female, Asian female and total female enrollment representations as well as total Black, total Chicano and total Asian enrollment representations were determined for undergraduate major areas at seven University of California campuses. The number of mathematics courses required for each major was also determined from the catalog for each campus. Significant negative correlations were found between the number of math courses required for majors and the representation of each female group and total group in the major except Asians. A significant positive correlation was found for all Asians while no significant correlation was found for Asian females. Implications for increasing the representation of women and minorities in professional and academic careers are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego.