Experiencing Technical Work: A Comparison of Male and Female Engineers

TitleExperiencing Technical Work: A Comparison of Male and Female Engineers
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsBailyn, L, Etzion, D
Series TitleMIT Industrial Liaison Program Report
Publication Languageeng
AbstractGroup studied: 51 Matched male/female pairs of engineers in similar positions. Conclusion: Women have a more ambivalent attitude toward technical expertise than their male counterparts. This seems to relate to the masculine way in which technical work is defined. In management roles, women seem to be engaged in new models which are associated with less ambivalence. Such diversity, it is argued, is useful for all employees, male and female. Link to detailed abstract.
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