The stereotype of the professional scientist is an intelligent white man, highly successful and greatly attached to the science field (probably based on the mythification of Einstein’s character). This stereotype discourages many young people from taking the STEM path, since they do not identify with that image of the STEM professional and do not see that there is scope for people like them. Other causes related to gender roles may be linked, for example, to the fact that there are more women than men in care professions such as nursing and medicine. Likewise, the view that in high school it is very difficult to pass STEM subjects holds back girls and all the less academically capable students, who in general underestimate their abilities.

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