Author Interviews, Gender Differences / 22.08.2018 Interview with: “Nurse gives flu jab” by NHS Employers is licensed under CC BY 2.0Katharina Block, M.A. Phd Student - Social Psychology The University of British Columbia What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Healthcare workers and teachers are incredibly central to how we function as a society. We are having trouble filling these positions, and especially men are underrepresented in them. In the U.S. men represent only about 10% of nurses and 4% of pre-school and kindergarten teachers. We wanted to know how men’s more basic values play into this. Our main finding is that tend men see less importance in care-oriented careers then women do, and we find that this could be tied to the more basic values feel are important to them personally.  (more…)