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Abstract Title: The Career Motivations of Women in Finnish Physics Programs
Abstract: 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. We conducted a study on Finnish physics students enrolled in Finnish universities using the Science Motivation Questionnaire. We discuss the results of this study with respect to gender and differences in persistence and career choices.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B45
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Alexis Knaub
Michigan State
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ramon Barthelemy, RO Solutions LLC