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Career aspirations of female engineering students at an FET institution

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dc.contributor.advisor Gouws, F. E. en Foster, Vuyiswa Xoliswa Nontuthuzelo en 2009-08-25T11:02:54Z 2009-08-25T11:02:54Z 2005-11 2005-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Foster, Vuyiswa Xoliswa Nontuthuzelo (2005) Career aspirations of female engineering students at an FET institution, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to describe factors that influence black females to choose engineering as a career. It transpired from the literature study that enabling environment, gender of role models, self-efficacy and socialization are important factors in terms of causing and attracting females into the fields of science and engineering study. From the empirical study it came out clearly that family members, female role members, and confidence in mathematics and science were factors that caused the females in engineering group to choose it as a career. Findings also revealed that gender stereotypes did not deter them from choosing engineering and that they were content with their career choice. For the above factors to be addressed incentives exclusive to females should be launched by government so as to attract more females to the fields of science and engineering. Schools also need to pursue programmes that expose learners to these fields. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (101, [7] leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Further education and training en
dc.subject Technician en
dc.subject Technologist en
dc.subject Graduate engineer en
dc.subject Blacks en
dc.subject Engineering field en
dc.subject Engineering career en
dc.subject Gender stereotypes en
dc.subject Career aspirations en
dc.subject.ddc 620.00715
dc.subject.lcsh Engineering -- Study and teaching (Continuing education) -- South Africa.
dc.subject.lcsh Women college students -- Education (Continuing education) -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh College students, Black -- Education (Continuing education) -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Engineering -- Vocational guidance -- South Africa
dc.title Career aspirations of female engineering students at an FET institution en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en M. Ed. en

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