ERIC Number: ED230143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Restraining and Liberating Perceptions Regarding Minority Women's Institutional Participation.
Ortiz, Flora Ida
The way in which Hispanic-American women adapt and cope with the organizational conditions within California colleges was studied. The 30 respondents (8 in the professorial ranks and 22 in the support services) were administered a questionnaire to determine their position, training and experience, and the respondents' views on the position and advancement potential. The few Hispanic-American women in academic positions tended to be in Chicano Studies, foreign languages, sociology, and education departments at lecturer and assistant professor ranks. The Hispanic-American women were permitted to participate in academia without strict bureaucratic constraints. However, since the bureaucratic characteristics serve as socializing and integrating agents, these women participate on the periphery without real impact on the organization and without undergoing personal changes. Two groups of support services women were typical. Clerical workers who advanced with their male supervisors holding professonial positions tended to find satisfaction in their work experiences. Younger women with a keen ethnic identity and desire for advancement in administrative positions were also employed in the support services. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).