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Explaining gender-typed educational choice in adolescence: The role of social identity, self-concept, goals, grades, and interests.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology. Lund university, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9967-9030
Lund university, Sweden.
Lund university, Sweden.
2019 (English)In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, ISSN 0001-8791, E-ISSN 1095-9084, Vol. 110, no Part A, p. 54-71Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In most industrialized countries, there are substantial gender differences in field of study, resulting in gender segregated labor markets. The present research (N = 457, M age = 14.98) investigated a diverse range of predictors of Swedish adolescents’ choice of preparatory (STEM; humanistic) and terminal (e.g., electrician; health care) programs. The results revealed that social identity related variables (same-gender friendship networks, belonging, and adherence to gender stereotypes) mattered primarily for choice of gender-typed terminal programs, whereas academic self-concept and grades positively predicted selecting STEM and negatively predicted choice of gender-typed terminal programs for both girls and boys. Subject-specific interests were the most powerful and robust predictors overall and mediated the effects of academic self-concept and to a lesser extent social identity variables. The results illuminate the interaction between perceived barriers, opportunities, and interests in determining educational choice, the need to consider gender-typical choice for high-skilled and low-skilled career paths separately, and the importance of jointly considering a multitude of predictors that are typically studied in different fields.

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Elsevier, 2019. Vol. 110, no Part A, p. 54-71
Keywords [en]
educational choice, STEM, gender, social identity, academic self-concept, interests.
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Psychology
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Social Sciences, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78887DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2018.11.007ISI: 000461533300005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85057100355OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-78887DiVA, id: diva2:1264136
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved

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