Assessing Media Influences on Middle School–Aged Children's Perceptions of Women in Science Using the Draw-A-Scientist Test (DAST)

  title={Assessing Media Influences on Middle School–Aged Children's Perceptions of Women in Science Using the Draw-A-Scientist Test (DAST)},
  author={Jocelyn Steinke and Maria Knight Lapinski and Nikki Crocker and Aletta Zietsman-Thomas and Yaschica Williams and Stephanie D. H. Evergreen and Sarvani Kuchibhotla},
  journal={Science Communication},
  pages={35 - 64}
Gender stereotypes in the mass media perpetuate traditional views of women that may influence children's perceptions of women in science, engineering, and technology. This study used a randomized posttest-only control group design to determine the efficacy of media literacy training on middle school–aged children's perceptions of scientists. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: discussion, discussion plus viewing of television and film clips that featured images of… 

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