ERIC Number: ED266021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of the Woman Engineer, 1984.
Hetrick, Haydee; And Others
This biennial report is based on responses from 2,112 of the 4,453 non-student members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) who were surveyed during the winter of 1983-84. All responses to the survey questionnaire (included in an appendix) were considered in the data analysis. Any woman with an engineering degree, holding state engineering registration as a professional engineer, or currently working in the engineering field was included. The later group consisted mostly of individuals with a degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, or other science fields. Conclusions drawn are based, in part, on trends indicated in past surveys. Statistics found pertain to: educational level and degree fields; employment information (current status, type of employer, product or service, job functions, supervisory functions); salary information; and general characteristics (membership grade, age of members, marital status and children, registration and technical societies, geographical location). The typical woman engineer described in this profile is about 27 years old, holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, lives on the west coast of the United States, works full-time in private industry, and is most likely to be married without children. Since not all women engineers are typical, similarities and differences obtained in the survey are noted and discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Employment, Employment Level, Employment Statistics, Engineering Education, Engineers, Females, Higher Education, Profiles, Salaries, Science Education
Society of Women Engineers, 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017 ($5.00 members; $10.00 non-members).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society of Women Engineers, New York, NY.