Pauline Schoenmaeckers's research while affiliated with University of Liège and other places

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This paper presents a study conducted in Federation Wallonia-Brussels to identify factors that motivate men to enrol in training programmes and work in a field where women are in majority, in a context in which few proactive measures are taken to overcome gender stereotypes. ‘Comprehensive interviews’ (Kaufmann 2007) conducted with male childcare ‘...


... Working with young children conflicts with societal notions of acceptable masculine behaviour (Moosa & Bhana, 2020). While high intrinsic motivation characterizes many men's decisions to enter the profession (Kedar et al., 2021;Pirard et al., 2015), societal pressures often lead to their exiting the field favouring a more gender appropriate vocation (Plaisir et al., 2021). ...