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ERIC Number: ED222382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Women in Science: Reappraising Explanations for Their Achievement.
Kaufman, Debra Renee
Factors pertinent to females in American science and mathematics-related disciplines are examined, focusing on explanations for the poorer representation of females, their lower rank, and their seemingly poorer productivity once within the professions. Using a multidisciplinary approach, some of the usual explanations for their poorer showing are reexamined, suggesting that ability, personality traits, and early sex-role socialization are hardly a match for the real world constraints and barriers women face in the educational and occupational sphere. A conclusion is drawn suggesting that the social processes involved in becoming a professional scientist are better explanatory variables than individual factors in explaining women's achievements. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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