ERIC Number: ED190029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Faculty Women's Perceptions of Sex Discrimination at Eastern Illinois University.
Emerson, Barbara J.
Data from a survey of 93 faculty women at Eastern Illinois University show that perceptions of sex discrimination still exist. The degree of perceived discrimination, however, is not as high as predicted. Findings also indicate that feelings of discrimination decrease as years of teaching increase, and that women in "masculine" fields perceive less discrimination than women in "neutral" or "feminine" fields. While most of the women feel that men dominate some areas in their fields, they tend to view their own fields as neutral. Also, the majority do not believe that having masculine traits will lead to enhanced success. Finally, findings indicate an optimistic outlook on present and future working conditions for women in higher education. The questionnaire used is appended. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Eastern Illinois University