Identifying Special Advising Needs of Women Engineering Students

TitleIdentifying Special Advising Needs of Women Engineering Students
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsAnderson, V
JournalJournal of College Student Development
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThis article reports on the results of a study looking at major what lea that exist for women in engineering. Forty in-depth interviews were conducted with women in undergradaute engineering from seven institutions in the Northeast. The study found that the three major ways that these woman were lead into studying engineering was through the influence of an engineering role model, a self-directed search for an appropriate career, and the unquestioned acceptance of a guidance counselor's or mentor's recomendation. The article goes on to look at what types of information and counseling services should be available to help draw more women into the engineering field. Link to detailed abstract.
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