A scoping review of women in marine industries: the importance of female leadership

Long, Cole (2022) A scoping review of women in marine industries: the importance of female leadership. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Introduction: Marine industries are traditionally male-dominated, where women make up only 2% of the workforce. For the sustainability and growth of marine industries, it is important to bring more diversity into the workforce. Methods: The aim of this project was to conduct a scoping review on peer-reviewed published literature that examined the experience of women working on the water within marine industries over the past 25 years. Standardized scoping review methodology and PICO model framework proposed by Tricco in 2017 was followed to conduct this review. Results: A total of 1028 abstracts were produced by a SCOPUS search, and of this list, 207 abstracts were selected, 201 papers were then identified for review. Only 121 publications were deemed relevant to the study after review. A summary of the papers was divided into eight themes. Themes highlighted four current challenges for women within the marine industry, and the other four themes offered solutions to gender inequality. Conclusion: The results highlighted the importance of recruitment of women within the marine industry to sustain its growth and success. Women leaders are needed to help promote female recruitment and support working female mariners. Female enrollment in educational institutions needs to increase. Women leaders are needed to help recruit, educate, and train the next generations of women mariners.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12714
Item ID: 12714
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 34-47)
Keywords: Women, education, leadership, sustainability
Department(s): Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of > Kinesiology
Date: March 2022
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.48336/87PV-3038
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Marine Industry--Employees--Supply and demand; Leadership in women

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