The authors predict that belonging will have a particularly strong influence on interest because belonging is a fundamentally important motivator. They also examine a potentially important individual difference that may affect belonging- whether students feel that they personally fit the stereotype of a computer scientist.
Computing Whether She Belongs: Stereotypes Undermine Girls’ Interest and Sense of Belonging in Computer Science
Do They Stay or Do They Go? The Switching Decisions of Individuals Who Enter Gender Atypical College Majors
The authors explore whether women who enter fields that are male-dominated are more likely to switch fields than their female peers who have chosen other fields, as well as whether men who enter female-dominated majors are more likely to subsequently switch fields than their male peers who have chosen a more normative field.
Assess the variation in perceived STEM support by gender and race/ethnicity and its associations with STEM aspirations. Explore in-depth the participants’ perceptions of microaggressions and support for girls and underrepresented minorities in STEM.
Does Gender Composition of the Classroom Matter? A Comparison of Students' Academic and Social Outcomes in Single-Gender and Coed High School Classrooms
How gender composition affects students’ academic and socio-emotional outcomes?
Whether a measure of implicit stereotyping is predictive of behavior towards a partner in an interracial interaction.
Examine how race, family background, attitudes, and behaviors are related to achievement