ERIC Number: ED377370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Shattering the Glass Ceiling: The Woman Manager.
Davidson, Marilyn J.; Cooper, Cary L.
This book highlights the major problems and stressors of being a woman in business and management and outlines some strategies that women managers can use to eliminate barriers and break through the glass ceiling. Chapter 1 provides an overview of women in management and business in the 1990s. Chapter 2 explores the nature of stress, costs of stress to women in business and management, and differences between pressures experienced by male and female executives. Chapter 3 focuses on sources of managerial stress unique to women managers and on the more general managerial skills they need to cope. Chapter 4 examines how the socialization process and personality/behavioral patterns of female managers may affect them in their job of management and make them prone to stress; it explores various strategies women executives use to cope with pressure at work. Chapter 5 highlights the problems associated with the roles women executives play in the work environment. Chapter 6 examines the complexities associated with relationships at work for women managers. Chapter 7 explores issues involved in women managers' limited promotion and career prospects. Chapter 8 focuses on the problems of women managers at different stages in the life-cycle. Chapter 9 addresses what organizations, employers, governments, and unions can do to make life easier for women and emphasizes the need for changing attitudes and behavior. Appendixes include a questionnaire to identify Type A behavior, 241 references, and an index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries, Managerial Occupations, Professional Occupations, Promotion (Occupational), Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, White Collar Occupations, Women Administrators
Paul Chapman Publishing, 144 Liverpool Road, London N1 1LA, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Books; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Glass Ceiling; Great Britain; Job Stress