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Female undergraduate students outnumber their male counterparts, yet there is a great underrepresentation of women in majors considered to be traditionally male.  This has led to a disproportionately small number of women in STEM areas of concentration: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These disparities persist despite women’s interest in STEM fields. It is crucial for colleges and universities to impact those statistics by counteracting the factors that enforce gender roles.

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career advising, academic support, decision-making, advising environment, major choice, Stephanie Soto, high achieving, STEM

High achieving students excel academically, are willing to tackle complex problems, and balance a variety of involvement opportunities simultaneously, but too often this level of involvement comes at a cost.  Advisors have opportunities to empower high-achievers to seek a healthy balance.

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Melissa Johnson, advising environment, high achieving, Kristy Spear, Brittany Hoover

Most researchers now agree that perfectionism is multifaceted, encompassing a wide range of behaviors and attitudes.  In order to support student success, academic advisors should recognize the signs of both adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism in students and learn ways to encourage healthy, adaptive perfectionism while helping students with a maladaptive perfectionistic mindset to cope more constructively with challenges.

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at-risk students, high achieving, Margaret Hill
Posted in: 2017 June 40:2
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