Women in science: The Problem are not the Best

the people can rag be divided, roughly at least, into two groups: Those who, plagued by doubts by recurring to self, continue with their own skills and abilitie

Women in science: The Problem are not the Best

the people can rag be divided, roughly at least, into two groups: Those who, plagued by doubts by recurring to self, continue with their own skills and abilities. And those who do not assess yourself and your Potential as a phenomenal, so critical feedback to reach them at all. Psychological studies have shown that in the former group, in particular, the Competent, in the latter, the Incompetent mingle. You know this double phenomenon today under the name of "impostor syndrome" as well as "Dunning-Kruger-effect".

a variant of this complex entanglement of power and self-confidence could also play a role when it comes to explaining the gender imbalance in the subjects of physics, engineering and computer science (English: "Pecs"), suggests now is a "Science" study. American social scientists analyzed data collected over a period of seven years from just under 6000 a representative sample of American students from the ninth grade. These data allowed, to investigate the development of the career aspirations and achievements during School and study time. After high school, four times as many boys pursued, therefore, the Plan is to make a Pecs-completion, as well as girls.

Under less Talented men predominate significantly

Interestingly varied the gender distribution but significantly as soon as the group of the Pecs-interested parties has been differentiated into different performance groups. Among the less Talented, the men clearly predominated, among the powerful there was almost an equal distribution. Even more impressive, the data were those students who had pursued after high school, first of all, no Pecs-conclusion: Among these, the probability of a percent of performance of the weakest men to complete later but a Pecs-study, as high as that of the best one percent of women. was

Typical explanatory approaches for the Shy women from Pecs-subjects – other dominant talents, for example, or other priorities in life planning – declared according to the researchers, only the observed gender difference in the group of the powerful, but not the larger difference in the lower Performance.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 15:19

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