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ERIC Number: EJ1007034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Gender and Specialty in Business Management Education
Hunt, Gerald; Song, Fei
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v43 n1 p129-145 2013
Undergraduate university enrolment in Canada is characterized by a higher proportion of women to men, with a pattern of gender segregation across some disciplines. Within some disciplines, there is also a pattern of internal sex segregation whereby women and men still sort themselves into gendered sub-fields, a pattern that is particularly evident in undergraduate business management programs. This study set out to understand why this segregation occurs. The study found that men and women use the same criteria in selecting a business major, including beliefs about success and fit, as well as advice from referent others. However, they attach different weight to these factors in a pattern that is gendered. (Contains 11 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada