Skipper, Y and de Carvalho, E (2018) ‘I Have Seen the Opportunities that Science Brings’: An Evaluation of an Intervention to Encourage Girls to Persist in Science Subjects. Educational Forum. ISSN 0013-1725 (In Press)

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Abstract

Women are underrepresented in science; it is therefore important to examine how to encourage girls to study science post-compulsory. This intervention involved girls aged 12-14 attending interactive science sessions at a university. Girls completed pre and post-test questionnaires. Girls became more likely to believe they could succeed in science and see it as useful and interesting. However, many girls had already decided on a career and would still be unlikely to continue in science.

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Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Taylor & Francis at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/utef20/current - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: intervention, women in science, gender, subject choice
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 13:35
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 13:40
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/5488

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