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Impact of Social Supports on Persistent Women Engineers Perspectives from the United States and India


Abstract Lower representation of women in the engineering and computer science workforce is a global problem. In the United States, women in engineering drop out at a rate higher than their male counterparts. The male/female ratio in the engineering workforce has remained stagnant despite growing percentages of graduates. Women dropout due to familial responsibilities and they leave to take positions in other industries. In India, women are also employed at a lower rate than men. Many studies address the reasons why women leave, but few studies address why they stay. Those that do, address the personal and organizational characteristics that enable women to persist. Little research was found regarding the social supports that further women... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Ferrell, Joan Leslie (Author) / Parmentier, Mary Jane C. (Advisor) / Frow, Emma Khamis (Committee member) / Richter, Jennifer (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Social research / Women's studies / diversity / engineer / India / persistence / social support / women
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 140 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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