Skipper, Y and de Carvalho, E (2019) ‘I Have Seen the Opportunities that Science Brings’: An Evaluation of an Intervention to Encourage Girls to Persist in Science Subjects. Educational Forum, 83 (2). pp. 199-214. ISSN 0013-1725

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Women are underrepresented in science careers. To overcome this, it is important to explore how to encourage girls to continue to study science. This intervention involved girls aged 12–14 attending interactive science sessions at a university. Girls completed questionnaires before and after the session. Through the intervention, girls became more likely to believe they could succeed in science and saw it as both more useful and interesting. However, the timing of this intervention appeared to be too late. Many girls had already decided on a career and stated that they would be unlikely to continue to study science if it was not needed in their chosen career.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Taylor & Francis at - 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: 23 Oct 2020 01:30

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