Perception of university students on gender issues in the industry
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AbstractThe UK construction industry is currently suffering from a skills shortage. There are many reasons and issues that surround this, however Office of National Statistics data shows only 13% of the construction industry is employed by females. This research study will discuss the perception of the construction industry by students studying construction subjects. The research within this study involved literature review and 12 qualitative interviews. The results revealed that there are campaigns to encourage women to join the constructions industry however there is still a stigma attached that the industry is scarred by discrimination harassment, pay equality and stereo typing that are deterring females from offering greater diversity, new ideas and a solution to the skills shortage from joining the industry. On this basis, a culture change and new legislation clearing up the major issues within the construction industry needs to be completed prior to remarketing the image of the industry campaigning enabling females to join the sector
CitationSuresh, S., Abdul Aziz, A. H. J., Stride, M., Renukappa, S. and Hampton, P. (2019) Perception of university students on gender issues in the industry, Construction in the 21st Century 11th International Conference (CITC-11), 9th-11th September, 2019. London.
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