Gender disparities in academic performance and motivation in STEM subjects in Japan

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Author: Isa, Natsumi; Chinen, Ayumu

Abstract:

In Japan, the percentage of female students who elect to major in STEM (an acronym standing for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects when entering higher education is among the lowest of all OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations. In this article, in order to elucidate the factors that make girls less likely to select STEM courses, [the authors] use data from academic research on elementary and junior high school students to gain a chronological picture of gender disparities in academic performance and motivation in STEM subjects, and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Outcomes; Equity; Career development; Culture and society

Keywords: Academic achievement; Aspirations; Career choice; Socioeconomic background; Value system

Geographic subjects: Japan; Asia

Published: Tokyo, Japan: Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, 2016

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http://www.jil.go.jp/english/JLR/documents/2016/JLR51_isa_chinen.pdf

Also called: Gender disparities in academic performance and motivation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects in Japan

Journal title: Japan labor review

Journal volume: 13

Journal number: 3

Journal date: Summer 2016

Pages: pp. 101-121

ISSN: 1348-9364

Notes:
Special edition: Why is there a persistent gender gap in the labor market?

Resource type: Article

Call number: TD/TNC 125.625

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