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Gendered Occupational Differences in Science, Engineering, and Technology Careers

Book Description

Gender segregation is an issue that still exists in today’s society. With the dominance of men in the science, engineering, and technology sectors, there is still a question of the underrepresentation of women. It is even apparent that in the positions that are predominately female, such as nursing, men still hold more senior managerial positions than women. Gendered Occupational Differences in Science, Engineering, and Technology Careers provides an overview of women in male dominated fields, specifically in science, engineering, and technology, and examines the contributing factors in this concern. This collection of research is relevant to academics and students in social and behavioral sciences in addition to gender and organizational researchers and scholars.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. DEFINITION OF SET/STEM
    3. AIMS OF THIS BOOK
    4. ORGANISATION OF BOOK
    5. A COMMON GROUND
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Gendered Occupational Segregation: Issues, Explanations, and Persistence
    1. Chapter 1: Engendered Workplace Segregation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. OCCUPATIONAL SEGREGATION AND THE GENDER PAY GAP
      4. VERTICAL SEGREGATION: CLIMBING THE CAREER LADDER
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Male Dominated Industries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GENDER AND MATHEMATICS
      4. THE SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND TECHNOLOGY (SET) SECTOR
      5. THE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) SECTOR
      6. STRATEGIES FOR INCLUSION AND INCREASED REPRESENTATION
      7. THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: A UK PERSPECTIVE
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: The Computer Games Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPACT OF THE (COMPUTER) GAMES INDUSTRY TODAY
      4. THE DIGITAL AGE: GENDER AND COMPUTER GAMES
      5. WOMEN WORKING IN THE GAMES INDUSTRY
      6. REASONS FOR WOMEN’S UNDERREPRESENTATION
      7. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: The Individual, Career, and Culture: The Multifaceted Interplay of Factors
    1. Chapter 4: Self, Career, and Gender Issues
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PERSONALITY AND THE WORKPLACE
      4. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACT
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: Stereotype, Attitudes, and Identity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL ROLE THEORY
      4. IDENTITY AND SOCIAL IDENTITY THEORY
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 6: Career Development, Occupational Choice, and Organizational Culture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CAREER MOTIVATION
      4. CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORIES
      5. WOMEN’S CAREERS AND SCCT
      6. THEORIES OF OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE: A GENDERED PERSPECTIVE
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Self, Society, and Organizations: Aspirations and Barriers
    1. Chapter 7: Work Life Balance Issues
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WORK LIFE BALANCE
      4. CHILDLESS WOMEN: THE UNHEARD VOICE
      5. CULTURAL AND GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 8: Progression Aspirations and Leadership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CAREER PROGRESSION, PROMOTION, AND ASPIRATIONS
      4. CAREER BARRIERS
      5. WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AND SENIOR ROLES
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 9: Career Promoters
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MENTORING
      4. NETWORKS AND NETWORKING
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 10: Final Thoughts and Concluding Comments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PERSISTENCE OF GENDERED OCCUPATIONAL SEGREGATION IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND TECHNOLOGY CAREERS
      4. THE BIGGER PICTURE
      5. THE WAY FORWARD: FUTURE RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      6. APPENDIX: ONLINE RESOURCES
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Authors
  12. Introduction
    1. THE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DIVERSITY