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GENDER AND CAREER ASPIRATIONS OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS

Fulani, O. and Pase, Olubukunola and Omeize, Abel and Daniels, Joyce and Alagbe, Oluwole and Aderonmu, P. A and Udiminue, Joshua (2017) GENDER AND CAREER ASPIRATIONS OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS. In: INTED2017 Conference, 6th-8th March 2017, Valencia, Spain.

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Abstract

Over the years, people have begun to drift from their fields of study to other professions. For the field of Architecture, a male-dominated field, assessing the impact of gender on career aspiration of students has become important. For this reason, a survey of architecture students was carried out to determine how their gender influenced their career aspiration. Questionnaires were administered to students from two selected schools of Architecture in South-West, Nigeria. Interviews were also carried out. It was discovered that although most of the students wished to remain in the field of architecture regardless of their genders, most of them do not want to remain forever. Their career aspirations although similar, were in different preferential orders. For the male students the order beginning from the most preferred was animation, fashion, entrepreneurship, programming, furniture design, construction, interior design, piloting, real estate, agriculture, writing/blogging, automobile design and catering while for the females the choices in similar order was interior design, entrepreneurship, writing/blogging, fashion, animation, construction, catering, real estate, agriculture, furniture design, piloting and programming

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architecture profession, Architecture Students, Career aspiration, Gender.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 12:11
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 12:11
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8065

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