Seeking Congruity Between Goals and Roles

  title={Seeking Congruity Between Goals and Roles},
  author={Amanda B. Diekman and Elizabeth R. Brown and Amanda M. Johnston and Emily K. Clark},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1051 - 1057}
Although women have nearly attained equality with men in several formerly male-dominated fields, they remain underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We argue that one important reason for this discrepancy is that STEM careers are perceived as less likely than careers in other fields to fulfill communal goals (e.g., working with or helping other people). Such perceptions might disproportionately affect women’s career decisions, because women… 

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