Sex segregation in the maritime industry Why are there so few women?

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Type: Examensarbete på grundnivå
Title: Sex segregation in the maritime industry Why are there so few women?
Authors: Ståhl, Jon
Hermansson, Rickard
Abstract: This study examines why there are fewer women than men in the maritime industry, how students perceive their education and if it is possible to obtain a typical personality profile of the students. Data was collected using semi- structured interviews and personality assessment based on the five-factor model. The participants consisted of female students at Chalmers University of Technology. The interview material was analyzed by means of thematic analysis where 5 main themes with 13 under themes emerged. The result shows that the lower representation of women at sea may be due to several factors such as lack of knowledge about the profession in general, worse reputation as a workplace, and the complexity of combining family life with a life at sea. Somewhat surprising was the emergence of the perceived lack of response from the school to complaints or reports of harassment from the ship-related internships. Something that should be investigated further. No conclusion could be drawn from the personality assessment due to a low response rate.
Keywords: Hållbar utveckling;Marin teknik;Genusstudier;Sustainable Development;Marine Engineering;Gender Studies
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för mekanik och maritima vetenskaper
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences
Collection:Examensarbeten på grundnivå // Basic Level Theses

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