Do religious high schools socialize men and women differently for postsecondary study? Using data from the Cardus Education Survey 2014, I examine the association between attending a Catholic or evangelical Protestant high school and the likelihood of earning a college degree, along with how these associations may differ by gender. I also consider the likelihood of majoring in a humanistic major compared to a scientific major and the likelihood of majoring in a care field versus a technical field. Findings from logistic regression suggest that there are no differences by gender across school sector in earning a college degree. Catholic school students are more likely and evangelical Protestant school students are equally as likely as public school students to earn a degree. Women were more likely to major in a humanistic major compared to a scientific major as well as a care major over a technical major, but results suggest that religious schools do not appear to play a role in choice of major across these divides for men or women.
Religious High Schools and Gender Socialization: Examining Postsecondary Outcomes of College Degree and Choice of MajorMaster's Thesis
|Author||Julie W Dallavis|
|Contributor||Mary Ellen Konieczny, Committee Member|
|Contributor||David Sikkink, Committee Chair|
|Contributor||Mark Berends, Committee Member|
|Degree Level||Master's Thesis|
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