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Life Strategies of College Female Students Who Study “Male” Professions

Student: Elena Chernykh

Supervisor: Elena L. Omelchenko

Faculty: Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Educational Programme: Modern Social Analysis (Master)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2017

This work is devoted to studying life strategies of female students from higher educational establishments who have chosen to learn “masculine” professions. The work presents a number of theoretical approaches to studying life strategies and emphasizes the main components influencing their construction process. St. Petersburg’s Water Resources College was selected as an object of this study for specializing “masculine” professions. This resulted in conducting 20 semi-structured interviews with female students from given college. The empiric part introduces a survey of the informant’s educational choices, their attitude to the chosen genderspecific professions and the influence of the chosen professions on women’s further life strategies. As a result the author’s typology of life strategies of female students studying “masculine” professions is presented.

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