publication . Article . 2013

Female physicist doctoral experiences

Katherine P. Dabney; Robert H. Tai;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2013 Journal: Physical Review Special Topics. Physics Education Research, volume 9, issue 1 (issn: 1554-9178, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract
Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia,Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, USA(Received 15 November 2012; published 10 April 2013)The underrepresentation of women in physics doctorate programs and in tenured academic positionsindicates a need to evaluate what may influence their career choice and persistence. This qualitative paperexamineselevenfemalesinphysicsdoctoralprogramsandprofessionalsciencepositionsinordertoprovideamorethoroughunderstandingofwhyandhowwomenmakecareerchoicesbasedonaspectsbothinsideandoutsideofschoolandtheirsubsequentinteraction.Resultsindicatethatfemalephysicistsexperienceconflictinachi...
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free text keywords: General Physics and Astronomy, Education, lcsh:Special aspects of education, lcsh:LC8-6691, Science education, Special education, Graduate students, Career choice, Academic career, Mathematics education, Curriculum
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