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Gender Segregation of Adolescent Science Career Plans in 50 Countries

Sikora, Joanna; Pokropek, Artur


Using data from the Program for International Student Assessment 2006 surveys for 50 countries, this paper explores gender segregation of adolescent science career plans. We ask whether, in different cultures, bridging the male-female gap in science self-concept could reduce gender disparities in students' career preferences. Bringing together the theory of gender essentialism and the biased self-concept thesis, we interpret the cross-national variation in the relationship between self-concept...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Science Education
DOI: 10.1002/sce.20479


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