An investigation into children's gender stereotypes and the effect they have on children’s career aspirations

Tipton, Matthew (2018) An investigation into children's gender stereotypes and the effect they have on children’s career aspirations. The STeP Journal: Student Teacher Perspectives, 5 (1). pp. 50-63.

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Abstract

This research project investigates gender stereotypes in primary school aged children. It considers whether gender stereotypes are present, whether age range has an impact on children’s gender stereotypes and the impact preconceptions may have on children’s career aspirations. This project uses questionnaires and interviews to collect data. The findings of this research suggest that primary school aged children do have gender stereotypes and that gender does play a role in children career aspirations, but children’s gender stereotypes are varied and some children may even actively seek to expose gender stereotypes, especially girls. Boys appear to aspire to more physically demanding careers such as football whereas girls ambition lies in the intellectually demanding careers like that of doctors and teachers.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The STeP Journal: Student Teacher Perspectives
Publisher: University of Cumbria
ISSN: 2517-5009
Departments: Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Additional Information: Matthew Tipton, University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2018 14:15
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2018 14:15
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4010

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