Exposure to positive images of scientists and engineers improves the odds of students having high degree and career aspirations, as well as a higher commitment to career. Further, positive attitudes toward gender and racial equality, as well as positive classroom experiences, also improved the odds of students’ having high degree aspirations. The article also concludes […]
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College students, especially women, overwhelmingly demonstrate negativity toward math and science. This paper suggests that women who more heavily associate math with male stereotypes tend to respond to math more negatively. Because there is a disconnect between the way women see themselves (feminine) and the way they see math (not-feminine), even those who select math-intensive […]
This paper suggests that girls’ negative response to STEM is based on the beliefs and attitudes about femininity that they have internalized. By the time they hit middle school, girls seem to believe that there is a disconnect between femininity and skill in math. Girls feel that they must either opt out of femininity or […]