Publication Date

12-2013

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Bryan Reaka (Director), Greg Arbuckle, Ahmed Khalafallah

Degree Program

Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences

Degree Type

Master of Science

Abstract

Almost any woman who has worked in a male dominated industry has faced a gender stereotype or bias of some type. Some of these women have even developed coping mechanisms to counteract these biases and make day-to-day interactions at work tolerable. Gathering information to reveal these stereotypes and biases can pose a distinctive challenge. Many women do not want to reveal the challenges that they have faced in their careers, and the vastness of types of challenges makes asking the correct questions very difficult. Through testing, this study has developed a valid data collection instrument that can be used to gather the varying data. The final instrument yielded 22 items that have strong validity and reliability results.

Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Industrial Organization | Inequality and Stratification | Work, Economy and Organizations