Title

Assessing readiness for advancing women scientists using the transtheoretical model

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

6-1-2006

Abstract

The under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines is of wide interest. In this article we report on the development of new Transtheoretical Model-based measures to assess readiness to take action to advance women scientists. Reliable measures of Stage of Change, Decisional balance, and Self-efficacy were developed with a sample of science faculty from a northeastern university. Theoretical relationships among the constructs were validated and offer support for extending the Transtheoretical Model to this area. These measures are being used as part of a campus-wide initiative to examine the advancement of women scientists before and after a series of interventions. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006.

Publication Title

Sex Roles

Volume

54

Issue

11-12

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