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Systemic inequalities for LGBTQ professionals in STEM

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Science Advances  15 Jan 2021:
Vol. 7, no. 3, eabe0933
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abe0933
  • Fig. 1 Career opportunities and resources, by LGBTQ status.

    Predicted means by LGBTQ status, holding constant variation by demographics, employment and job characteristics, and professional society. Scale ranges from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree), with higher numbers representing stronger agreement. Error bars represent 95% CIs. N = 25,324.

  • Fig. 2 Professional devaluation, by LGBTQ status.

    Predicted means by LGBTQ status, holding constant variation by demographics, employment and job characteristics, and professional society. Scale ranges from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree), with higher numbers representing stronger agreement. Error bars represent 95% CIs. N = 25,324.

  • Fig. 3 Social exclusion by colleagues, by LGBTQ status.

    Predicted means for each category, holding constant variation by demographics, employment and job characteristics, and professional society. Scale ranges from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree), with higher number representing stronger agreement. Error bars represent 95% CIs. N = 25,324.

  • Fig. 4 Percent experiencing harassment, by LGBTQ status.

    Predicted percentages for each category, holding constant variation by demographics, employment and job characteristics, and professional society. Scale represents percent of respondents in each category who experienced harassment at work at least once in the past year. Error bars represent 95% CIs. N = 25,324.

  • Fig. 5 Health and wellness difficulties, by LGBTQ status.

    Predicted means for each category, holding constant variation by demographics, employment and job characteristics, and professional society. Scale ranges from 1 (never) to 5 (very often in the last year), with higher numbers representing more frequent incidence of each symptom. Error bars represent 95% CIs. N = 25,324.

  • Fig. 6 Intentions to leave STEM, by LGBTQ status.

    Predicted means for each category, holding constant variation by demographics, employment and job characteristics, and professional society. Scale on the “Thought About Leaving STEM Job” measure ranges from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree), with higher number representing stronger agreement. Scale on “Plans to Leave STEM Profession” measure ranges from 1 (spending rest of their career in their profession) to 5 (spending less than 5 years in their profession). Error bars represent 95% CIs. N = 25,324.

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    Systemic inequalities for LGBTQ professionals in STEM

    E. A. Cech and T. J. Waidzunas

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