The impact of engineering identification and stereotypes on undergraduate women’s achievement and persistence in engineering

  title={The impact of engineering identification and stereotypes on undergraduate women’s achievement and persistence in engineering},
  author={Brett D. Jones and Chloe Ruff and Marie C. Paretti},
  journal={Social Psychology of Education},
Women almost always comprise a minority in engineering programs and a smaller percentage of women pursue engineering than other science and technology majors. The culture of engineering departments and negative stereotypes of women’s engineering and mathematical ability have been identified as factors that inhibit women’s entry into engineering and cause them to leave the major. Even for women who stay, stereotype threat or the anxiety of confirming a negative stereotype can decrease academic… 
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A threat in the air. How stereotypes shape intellectual identity and performance.
  • C. Steele
  • Psychology
    The American psychologist
  • 1997
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