Australian School Student Aspirations for Military Careers

TitleAustralian School Student Aspirations for Military Careers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGore, Jennifer, Leanne Fray, Claire Wallington, Kathryn Holmes, and Max Smith
JournalArmed Forces & Society
Pagination239 - 259
Date Published12/2016

With Australia attempting to recruit more women into the military, this article argues that efforts have to be taken to change the current masculine perception associated with the military. After analyzing data from thousands of Australian school students in Years 3–12, a study found that the military’s masculine image influenced student aspirations for military careers, familial military experience, career options, and enlistment benefits.  New initiatives in and beyond schools designed to encourage girls and young women to consider careers in the military are a manifestation of the current movement to diversify the Australian Defense Forces. [Semantic Scholar]

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