JOURNAL ARTICLES

 
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to increase retention of women in STEM we have to talk directly about the problem

This study tested the following five commonly held beliefs regarding what factors might impact females’ physical science career interest:

  1. having a single-sex physics class,
  2. having a female physics teacher,
  3. having female scientist guest speakers in physics class,
  4. discussing the work of female scientists in physics class, and
  5. discussing the underrepresentation of women in physics class.

Conclusion: No significant effects are found for single-sex classes, female teachers, female scientist guest speakers, and discussing the work of female scientists. However, discussions about women’s underrepresentation have a significant positive effect.

Hazari, Zahra, et al. “Factors That Affect the Physical Science Career Interest of Female Students: Testing Five Common Hypotheses.” Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, vol. 9, no. 2, 2013.


 
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Why is the pipeline leaky? Other People's Bias

Below are journal articles about how other people's implicit biases can hinder a women's progress through the STEM pipeline.

 

 

 

 


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Why is the pipeline leaky? Your own Bias

Below are journal articles about how your own implicit bias can hinder your progress through the STEM pipeline.

 

 


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Value Affirmations

Below are journal articles that highlight the power of value affirmations in diminishing the effects of stereotype threat.