Degree Granting Department
Adult, Career, and Higher Education
William E. Blank, Ph.D.
Females, Barriers, Gender, Stereotypes, Workforce
In a traditional male dominated field such as construction, and automotive technology, artificial barriers and attitudes have often prevented qualified females from reaching their full potential. The late entrance of females into these fields has created very few role models for nontraditional younger females entering these professions. This study was designed to create a profile for nontraditional females working in a male dominated work force. A large percentage of females have experienced some barriers due to discrepancies in gender performance. Acceptance by peers, community and administrators, combined with the challenge of balancing family and career appears to be areas of concern for nontraditional females.
Scholar Commons Citation
Roche, Teresa Ann, "Women in non-traditional careers" (2006). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.