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Career Path Barriers of Women Doctoral Students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Disciplines


Abstract The under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields indicates the presence of gender related barriers that impacted the persistence of women in science and engineering doctoral studies. The purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers of women doctoral students in STEM fields which identified supporting factors for them as well. This study also tried to determine if there was any difference in perceiving barriers among three disciplines - engineering, life sciences and natural sciences. An online questionnaire (19 Likert-type questions and one open-ended question) was sent to women STEM doctoral students studying at the Arizona State University (ASU). Questions were based on some fact... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Chaudhuri, Dola (Author) / Baker, Dale (Advisor) / Sandlin, Jennifer (Committee member) / Edwards, Vicki (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Science Education
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 88 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Curriculum and Instruction 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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