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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Why are male students less likely to opt for social science courses? : a theory-driven analysis
Authors: Haunberger, Sigrid
Hadjar, Andreas
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1177/0020872819884982
Published in: International Social Work
Issue Date: 11-Feb-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Sage
ISSN: 0020-8728
Language: English
Subjects: Gender role orientation; Gender-specific study choice; Social sciences; Social work; Theory of planned behaviour
Subject (DDC): 300: Social sciences
378: Higher education
Abstract: In this article, we discuss the question of why only a few men decide to study social science courses such as social work. While the conceptual base of our analysis includes the theory of planned behaviour and theories centring on gender role orientations, the empirical base is a random cluster sample of high-school graduates in Switzerland. The results show different gender effects, as well as direct and indirect effects, for all the theory of planned behaviour factors. Gender role orientations and the question of how a social science profession fits one’s own gender identity appear to be of particular importance only among male students.
Further description: Copyright © 2020 Sage
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Social Work
Organisational Unit: Institute of Management and Social Policy (ISM)
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