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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2019026945
pages 353-368


Kerrie G. Wilkins-Yel
Department of Counseling & School Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA, 02125
Amber Simpson
Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership, Binghamton University − SUNY, Binghamtom, New York 13902, USA
Patricia D. Sparks
Department of Counseling & School Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA, 02125

Краткое описание

Despite more than three decades of focused attempts to broaden participation in engineering, women continue to represent less than 15% of the current engineering workforce. Experiences of sexism, gender stereotyping, and delegitimization typify the chilly climate characteristic of engineering fields. Nonetheless, women continue to demonstrate considerable resolve to endure in the field. The present study examined the resilient coping strategies employed by 15 women in engineering. Results revealed that women still encountered gendered and stereotyped experiences as well as broader environmental obstacles that perpetuate the unwelcoming engineering climate. Despite these challenges, women employed a myriad of resilient coping strategies to create their success. These included perseverance, asserting one's legitimacy, cultivating support and belongingness, recognition of strengths, and meaningful impact as a reason to thrive. Implications and future research directions are discussed.

Ключевые слова: resilience, engineering, women, STEM


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