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Title Gender and occupational outcomes : longitudinal assessments of individual, social, and cultural influences / edited by Helen M.G. Watt and Jacquelynne S. Eccles
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2008]
copyright 2008
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Description 1 online resource ( xxii, 384 pages : illustrations)
Contents Gender and occupational outcomes: an introduction / Helen M.G. Watt -- Mathematics as the critical filter? -- Gender, mathematics achievement, and the educational and occupational aspirations of Canadian youth / Jennifer D. Shapka, Jos�e F. Domene, and Daniel P. Keating -- Mathematics as the critical filter: curricular effects on gendered career choices / Xin Ma and Willis Johnson -- Psychological processes and gendered participation in math, science and technology-based careers -- What motivates females and males to pursue sex-stereotyped careers? / Helen M.G. Watt -- Gendered high school course selection as a precursor of gendered careers: the mediating role of self-concept and intrinsic value / Gabriel Nagy ... [et al.] -- Testing for time-invariant and time-varying predictors of self-perceived ability in math, language arts, and science: a look at the gender factor / Barbara M. Byrne -- A sociomotivational analysis of gender effects on persistence in science and technology: a 5-year longitudinal study / Simon Larose ... [et al.] -- The importance of family considerations, family, and biology in gendered career choices -- Is the desire for a family-flexible job keeping young women out of male-dominated occupations? / Pamela M. Frome ... [et al.] -- Gender-typed occupational choices: the long-term impact of parents' beliefs and expectations / Christina S. Chhin, Martha M. Bleeker, and Janis E. Jacobs -- Biological contributors to gendered occupational outcome: prenatal androgen effects on predictors of outcome / Sheri A. Berenbaum and Kristina L. Korman Bryk -- Social and institutional constraints on women's career development -- Gendered occupational outcomes from multilevel perspectives: the case of professional training and work in Turkey / Ahu Tatl�, Mustafa �Ozbilgin, and Fatma K�usk�u -- Advancing women faculty in science and engineering: an effort in institutional transformation / Abigail Stewart and Danielle LaVaque-Manty -- The continuing technological revolution: a comparison of three regions' strategies for creating women-inclusive workplaces / Christina M. Vogt
Summary "Despite concentrated research and important legislative milestones on gender equality over the past quarter century, gender-related disparities in science, technology, and math careers persist into the 21st century. This persistence sustains a troubling state of gender inequity in which women are not sharing in the salary and status advantages attached to scientific and technical careers. In this landmark volume, editors Helen M. G. Watt and Jacquelynne S. Eccles, both well known for their research contributions in this area, have compiled a rich source of longitudinal analysis that places the problem in context. Experts from different countries in the fields of developmental and social psychology, human development, biology, education, and sociology draw from longitudinal data on the gender-related variables that influence occupational outcomes. Together, the studies bring a variety of perspectives, theoretical models, and cultural settings to bear on the book's central questions. Further, the contributors highlight policy implications, suggesting which circumstances best promote a more comprehensive and realistic understanding of gender differences in career choice and persistence. Detailed explanations of study design will serve as an invaluable resource for future researchers in this area"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Sexual division of labor -- Longitudinal studies.
Sex differences in education -- Longitudinal studies.
Women -- Education -- Longitudinal studies.
Science -- Study and teaching -- Sex differences -- Longitudinal studies.
Technical education -- Sex differences -- Longitudinal studies.
Women in technology.
Technical education.
Women in science.
Women -- education.
Technology -- education.
Form Electronic book
Author Watt, Helen M. G.
Eccles, Jacquelynne S.
ISBN 9781433803109 print edition
1433803100 print edition