June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Engineering is considered to be a challenging yet rewarding field to be in and a field that plays an important role in any country’s development and growth. In particular, tertiary degrees in Engineering are crucial in the Arab countries like Qatar, as most of its industries rely on oil and gas production. However, the mentality of Arab society especially in Qatar, strongly disapproves of the idea of females entering the field of engineering and the idea of females studying or working in a mixed gender environment. This paper provides a detailed insight into the Arab culture, specifically, the Qatari culture’s thoughts in women in engineering. To gather information, published research papers were analyzed and studied, and three of interviews were conducted with females in Qatar’s engineering industry.
The results will show how the socio-cultural factors in Qatar plays a main role in hindering females from pursuing engineering. The three main factors are gender roles, female education, female in mixed workplace. These factors are unfortunately depriving some women from their rights of independence, education, and choice of career. This paper concludes with some recommendations for not put obstacles for women to study/work in the field of Engineering.
Alsheeb, M. S., & Hodges, A. (2019, June), The Impact of Socio-cultural Factors in Qatar on Females in Engineering Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33399
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