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Parental egalitarian attitudes towards gender roles affect agreement on girls taking STEM fields at university in Japan

Parental egalitarian attitudes towards gender roles affect agreement on girls taking STEM fields at university in Japan

Women are still in the minority in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in many countries, including Japan. Parental gender role attitudes are a potential influence on whether high school girls choose STEM fields and which fields they choose. However, this has not yet been closely examined in the Japanese context. We used an online questionnaire to investigate whether parental agreement regarding girls’ choice of STEM fields was affected by stereotypical parental gender role attitudes. We found that Japanese…

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