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Do female motives for enrolling vary according to STEM profile?

Author
Olmedo, N.; Sánchez, F.; Salan, N.; Lopez, D.; Perez-Poch, A.; Lopez, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
IEEE transactions on education
Date of publication
2018-04-16
Volume
61
Number
4
First page
289
Last page
297
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1109/TE.2018.2820643 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/116754 Open in new window
URL
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8338160/ Open in new window
Abstract
Contribution: Stereotypes and immediate environment are the reasons for low enrollment of women in STEM studies. Background: The low number of women in STEM degree courses has been the subject of much research, which has found that the lack of female enrollment is not evenly distributed across all STEM studies. In some areas, such as computing, communications, and electrical and electronic engineering (CCEEE), not only has the number of women not increased, it has even fallen. Research Questions...
Citation
Olmedo, N., Sanchez, F., Salan, N., Lopez, D., Perez-Poch, A., Lopez, M. Do female motives for enrolling vary according to STEM profile?. "IEEE transactions on education", 16 Abril 2018, vol. 61, issue 4, p. 289-297.
Keywords
Engineering, STEM, enrollment, equality, female, gender, student diversity
Group of research
BCN SEER - Barcelona Science and Engineering Education Research Group
CIEFMA - Structural Integrity, Micromechanics and Materials Reliability Centre