ERIC Number: ED454064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Gender Differences in Science Career Choice.
Although a number of female students in the entry-level of tertiary education has increased substantially in recent years, the proportion of incoming females in the fields of science and technology is low. Government and non-government organizations encourage females to enter tertiary level education for career development. However, judging by women's participation in the scientific community, it seems that for incoming female students some of the disciplines are not attractive and rewarding enough to seek advanced training. Consequently, some departments seem to be relatively feminized whereas others are masculinized. This paper investigates the career preferences of male and female students within the disciplines of social sciences, business, law, agriculture and humanities. After assessing the position of science the researchers identify the relatively feminized science and relatively masculinized science fields. (ASK)
Web site: http://www.science.adelaide.edu.au/sasta/conasra.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Science Teachers Association (48th, Adelaide, South Australia, July, 1999).