ERIC Number: EJ565297
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. A Life Sequence Analysis.
Leslie, Larry L.; McClure, Gregory T.; Oaxaca, Ronald L.
Journal of Higher Education, v69 n3 p239-76 May-Jun 1998
Reviews literature and discusses results of two national surveys to identify factors influencing participation of women and minorities in science and engineering. Notions of self-concept/self-efficacy, peer influence, and goal commitment, which can be traced to early socialization experiences, may account for most participation disparities by race and gender. Evidence is more limited for minorities than for women. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Enrollment Influences, Females, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Peer Influence, Professional Education, Racial Distribution, Science Education, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Sex Differences, Socialization, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Womens Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A