Women 's Lack Of Women

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Introduction:
In the past decade, women seemed underrepresented in the academy – especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, according to Jennifer Rigby (2015). One of the significant evidences mentioned in his report is that “According to the National Household Survey (NHS), in the academy, less than 40% of women graduates aged 25-34 with a STEM degree in 2011, compared with 66% of university graduates in non-STEM programs.” Focusing on the STEM disciplines seem to play crucial roles in the future. The recent research (Rosser 2008) revealed that many initiatives tend to direct toward women’s underrepresentation in STEM careers, according to global demands of recruitment.
The aim of this essay is to examine why women are underrepresented in STEM subjects at university in the UK, using evidences to attempt gender differences in program choice and graduation. In the first part of this article, the factors associated with influencing women’s interest in science are examined women’s interest and participation in this module. Then, in the second part is to focus social-psychological explanations on the psychical biological bases of sex differences and women’s performance in STEM.

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Factors Influencing Women 's Interest in Science:
To begin with women’s interest and participation throughout secondary or high school period, there are several factors to influence them to enrol in science. Firstly, lack of parental encouragement can…

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