Journal article

Investigation of students' experiences of gendered cultures in engineering workplaces

Sally A Male, Anne Gardner, Eugenia Figueroa, Dawn Bennett

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Women remain severely under-represented in engineering in Australia as in all Western countries. This limits the pool of talent, standpoints and approaches within the profession. Furthermore, this under-representation equates to restriction of the benefits of being an engineer mainly to men. Gendered workplace experiences have been found to contribute to women leaving the profession. In this study we explore students’ experiences of gendered cultures in engineering workplaces, using interviews with a purposive sample of 13 students (4 male) recruited following a previous survey. Although the overall experience of workplace learning is positive for many students, male and female engineering s..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching [grant number SD13-3416].