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Persistence and career choices of female Finnish university physics students
written by Alexis V. Knaub and Ramón S. Barthelemy
Finland is often seen and admired as an equity and education-focused country. They have policies that champion gender equity and a world-renowned K-12 education system, with students ranking among the top on international metrics. However, little is known on whether these policies and early education experiences support gender equity in postsecondary education and beyond, particularly in fields that struggle to support women. The few studies that exist indicate that despite having aptitude and national policy that seeks to create gender equity, women may not pursue physics careers. As part of a larger project, we present findings from a study on Finnish physics students enrolled in Finnish universities. Results indicate that students in this study have experiences and attributes that contribute to persisting in physics. When examining these data for gender, we found that women are no more likely to consider leaving physics than men. We also found that female PhD students tend to be interested in non-academic careers more than men.
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
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A. Knaub and R. Barthelemy, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14809&DocID=4956).
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A. Knaub and R. Barthelemy, Persistence and career choices of female Finnish university physics students, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14809&DocID=4956>.
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Knaub, A., & Barthelemy, R. (2018, August 1-2). Persistence and career choices of female Finnish university physics students. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14809&DocID=4956
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Knaub, Alexis, and Ramón Barthelemy. "Persistence and career choices of female Finnish university physics students." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14809&DocID=4956 (accessed 16 September 2019).
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Knaub, Alexis, and Ramón Barthelemy. "Persistence and career choices of female Finnish university physics students." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 16 Sep. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14809&DocID=4956>.
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