Title of Presentation Proposal

Setting the Motivational Stage for Science Career Circumscription? Interactive Effects of Stereotype Threat and Parental Occupation

Presentation Type

Paper Presentation

Abstract

Gottfredson’s (1981) theory of circumscription and compromise suggests that gender stereotyping leads women to eliminate certain male-dominated fields as viable career options. We tested this theory by examining the interactive effect of stereotype threat and father occupation type (STEM vs. non-STEM) on women’s motivation for physics.

Start Date

4-13-2013 2:30 PM

End Date

4-13-2013 3:20 PM

Location

Room 3203

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Setting the Motivational Stage for Science Career Circumscription? Interactive Effects of Stereotype Threat and Parental Occupation

Room 3203

Gottfredson’s (1981) theory of circumscription and compromise suggests that gender stereotyping leads women to eliminate certain male-dominated fields as viable career options. We tested this theory by examining the interactive effect of stereotype threat and father occupation type (STEM vs. non-STEM) on women’s motivation for physics.