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dc.contributor.authorNiiranen, Sonja
dc.contributor.authorNiiranen, Samuli
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-18T10:10:24Z
dc.date.available2015-11-18T10:10:24Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationNiiranen, S., & Niiranen, S. (2015). Women in technology-oriented fields. <em>Australasian Journal of Technology Education</em>, 2. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.15663/ajte.v2i1.29">doi:10.15663/ajte.v2i1.29</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_67758
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/47723
dc.description.abstractThis study focuses on investigating the main elements that have an effect on women’s decisions to enter a career in technology-oriented fields, and more specifically, to discover whether studying crafts, especially technical work, during basic education affects their decisions in this context. The study was carried out using a semi-structured questionnaire, and the data consist of the responses from 12 female technology education teachers and 12 female engineering students. A qualitative theory oriented content analysis was carried out through identifying, coding, analysing and reporting the patterns within the data. The findings revealed that the most influential career anchor identified by all these women was a technical or functional competence. Secondly, their familiarity with the field was a relatively important element. These findings suggest some positive perspectives on women’s interests in technology-oriented career paths, and indicating that supportive interventions can be implemented.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Waikato
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAustralasian Journal of Technology Education
dc.subject.otherwomen
dc.subject.otherengineering
dc.subject.othertechnology
dc.subject.othercareer orientation
dc.titleWomen in technology-oriented fields
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201511173685
dc.contributor.laitosOpettajankoulutuslaitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Teacher Educationen
dc.contributor.oppiaineTeknologiakasvatus
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2015-11-17T13:15:05Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn2382-2007
dc.relation.volume2
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2015 the Authors. This is an open access article published by University of Waikato.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.rights.urlhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.relation.doi10.15663/ajte.v2i1.29


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