Women and Men Engineering Students: Anticipation of Family and Work Roles

@inproceedings{Hawks1998WomenAM,
  title={Women and Men Engineering Students: Anticipation of Family and Work Roles},
  author={Brenda K. Hawks and Joan Z. Spade},
  year={1998}
}
The underrepresentation of women in engineering typically is explained by gender differences in occupational interests, attitudes, or abilities. This paper examines the gender differences hypothesis as well as anticipated role conflicts of women and men students. We explore the academic, career, and family attitudes and expectations of women and men majoring in engineering. Men and women are remarkably similar in their abilities, academic experiences, and career influences. Women, however, are… CONTINUE READING

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