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 (issn: 1554-9178, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract
The underrepresentation of women in physics doctorate programs and in tenured academic positions indicates a need to evaluate what may influence their career choice and persistence. This qualitative paper examines eleven females in physics doctoral programs and professional science positions in order to provide a more thorough understanding of why and how women make career choices based on aspects both inside and outside of school and their subsequent interaction. Results indicate that female physicists experience conflict in achieving balance within their graduate school experiences and personal lives and that this then influences their view of their future car...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: education
free text keywords: Special aspects of education, LC8-6691
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