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ERIC Number: EJ1068237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-0145
Gender Differences in Attitudes toward Science and Technology among Majors
Gokhale, Anu A.; Rabe-Hemp, Cara; Woeste, Lori; Machina, Kenton
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v24 n4 p509-516 Aug 2015
In the USA, women have consistently been proportionally underrepresented in science and technology (S&T). In these disciplines, as students move from high schools to colleges to graduate programs, qualified women drop out at higher rates than do men, resulting in a striking loss of talented students. Attitude toward a discipline is one of the major factors in students' choice of majors. As a result, attitudes toward S&T are issues with longstanding attention and interest in education research. Retention of female students in S&T majors remains a major concern. The purpose of the study was to investigate attitudes toward S&T including attitudes toward female participation in S&T, among S&T majors, and examine differences by gender and class standing. Such an investigation would provide deeper insights to help devise strategies to retain women in S&T majors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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