Referring to the available statistics indicating that there are gender differences in the involvement in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), a study was conducted with the overall aim to examine male and female students’ interest in STEM fields. At the same time, the research examined at what age the gender differences emerge in education and career preferences. A sample of teaching staff was surveyed to examine gender stereotypes and teachers’ roles in defining the students’ educational and career goals. The research includes examining the perceived self-efficacy in different career areas, attitudes about STEM area, self-perceptions in this area, belonging to a certain career area, sensitivity to gender stereotypes, expectations of success in different career areas, perception of intelligence as a changing or unchanging attribute, and opinions about career and family.

More information and research results can be found in the report available to download on this link.