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Differences Within: A Comparative Analysis of Women in the Physical Sciences-Motivation and Background Factors

Dabney, Katherine Patricia Traudel
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Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Dabney, Katherine Patricia Traudel
Advisor
Chiu, Jennifer
Robert
Wathington, Heather
Konold, Timothy
Abstract
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has become a critical focus in the United States due to economic concerns and public policy (National Academy of Sciences, 2007; U.S. Department of Education, 2006). Part of this focus has been an emphasis on encouraging and evaluating career choice and persistence factors among underrepresented groups such as females in the physical sciences (Hill et al., 2010; National Academy of Sciences, 2007). The majority of existing STEM research studies compare women to men, yet a paucity of research exists that examines what differentiates female career choice within the physical sciences. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF text
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, PHD, 2012
Published Date
2012-05-01
Degree
PHD
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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