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Attitudes Towards STEM Subjects

Mondelēz, Mondelez International, manufacturer of brands such as Cadbury. Oreo and Kenco, surveyed 1,500 young people aged 14-18 on their attitudes toward STEM subjects. Polling carried out by Redshift in May 2014 International INTIMIDATING, BORING, WHY YOUNG PEOPLE AND MALE DOMINATED STEM SUBJECTS ARE STILL AVOIDING Es Boring Əntimidating 123 Male Dominated *SCHENCE EHNOLOCY MATNENATICH SUMMARY FINDINGS 44% of school Compared to humanities subjects, 53% consider STEM subjects to be "harder 40% think they are less 'fun' Over one in five (21%) 60% believe you need a degree to obtain a job in STEM pointing to a lack of understanding about the range of opportunities available post-GCSE and A-Level students consider STEM subjects uninteresting think you need to be a 'geek 53 larder z in 5 44% Uninteresting 40% Less fun 60% GIRLS VS BOYS ENCOURAGING FINDINGS Girls are particularly likely to be deterred from choosing STEM subjects and jobs with only 49% of girls considering it, compared to 64% of boys Men outnumber women in STEM due to 48% of people said that watching The Big Bang Theory has made them more interested in STEM subjects, while The Gadget Show (42%) and programmes presented by scientist Brian Cox (37%) also had a similar effect gender stereotyping from a young age (62 %) and a lack of famous female role models (43%) 64% Boys 62% Gender stereotyping 49% Gires 48% The Big Bang theory The Gadget Show 37 Brian Cot 43% Lack of female Pole models Half of those polled would like to receive a Jos types 50% better understanding of the types of jobs 46% of people see STEM subjects are "more male' than humanities (4%) available in STEM and 46% want the A third (34%) of girls believe that careers advice is pushing opportunity to carry out work experience in a STEM job Work 46% experience 34% young women into non-STEM subjects Intimidated 34% 34% eareer guidance talks 34% of girls are intimidated by the perception of STEM as a male dominated area 34% want people who work in STEM to visit their school to 46% give career guidance talks |"More male GMDLZ

Attitudes Towards STEM Subjects

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This infographic was created for Mondelēz International to help bring to life the key findings in a piece of in-depth polling commissioned by the client. The polling looked at the attitudes of young ...


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