Women in engineering in Turkey - a large scale quantitative and qualitative examination

TitleWomen in engineering in Turkey - a large scale quantitative and qualitative examination
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSmith, AE, Dengiz, B
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number49144336
KeywordsCross-Sectional , ENGINEERING , FOCUS , Mathematics , Mentors , ROLE , Sex , Survey , TURKEY , Women
AbstractThis article discusses the recent shift in Turkey from virtually no female participation in engineering to across-the-board proportions that dominate other industrialised countries within the 76 years of the founding of the Turkish Republic. This paper describes the largest known direct cross-sectional study of women in engineering in Turkey with over 800 participants. The study shows that women in Turkey choose engineering mainly because they enjoy the underlying mathematics and science. There is no gender bias on the part of teachers or fellow students; however, women students believe that they have fewer opportunities than male peers and acutely feel the lack of role models.
NotesSmith, Alice E. 1; Email Address: smithae@auburn.edu Dengiz, Berna 2; Affiliation: 1: Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA. 2: Faculty of Engineering, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.; Source Info: Mar2010, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p45; Subject Term: WOMEN in engineering; Subject Term: WOMEN engineers; Subject Term: SEX discrimination; Subject Term: MATHEMATICS -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: ROLE models; Subject Term: MENTORS; Subject Term: TURKEY; Author-Supplied Keyword: cross-sectional study; Author-Supplied Keyword: engineering education in Turkey; Author-Supplied Keyword: engineering in Turkey; Author-Supplied Keyword: focus groups; Author-Supplied Keyword: survey; Author-Supplied Keyword: women engineers; Number of Pages: 13p; Document Type: Article
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