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      The Perseverance of Gender Stereotype

      Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)
      Human Computer Interaction Conference
      4 - 6 July 2018
      Gender Bias, Occupational Gender Stereotype, Stereotypes, Implicit Association Test


            Numerous studies have observed unequal representation of gender stereotypes across different areas. However, some of the studies featured in this body of research were focused on using direct measures of implicit associations to understand how students are influenced by gender stereotypes when deciding their work area. This study demonstrates gender stereotypes and their impact, in particular the impact on the number of women in technical fields (e.g. computer science). We present a within-subject experiment, which investigates implicit and explicit gender stereotypes for two areas (exact sciences, and art and humanities). Our results from this study involving 41 students revealed a predisposition to unconsciously attribute men to exact sciences fields (e.g., computer science) and women to arts and humanities, but consciously we observed that in exact sciences, gender attributions were balanced.


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            July 2018
            July 2018
            : 1-6
            [0001]FCT, M-ITI

            [0002]NOVA Lincs, FCT

            © Tranquada et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2018. Belfast, UK.

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            Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            Belfast, UK
            4 - 6 July 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction Conference

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.163
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Gender Bias,Occupational Gender Stereotype,Stereotypes,Implicit Association Test


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