ERIC Number: ED396637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Integration of Women in Non-Traditional Work Roles.
Taylor, George R.; And Others
This study on integrating women in the navy analyzed approximately 400 surveys collected by the U.S. Navy Steering Group relevant to Women in Non-Traditional Work Roles, results of a focus group, and a review of the literature. Surveys were sent to various U.S. Navy facilities where female employee responses were solicited and documented. The study analyzed problems reported by these women in their work environments, their coping strategies, and their recommendations for improving their work environments. The study's goals involved identifying validated practices regarding effective cohesive work environments and development of recommended intervention strategies to enhance the acceptance, integration, and utilization of women in the navy. Survey responses were categorized into eight basic areas: (1) super woman mentalities; (2) subduing and de-emphasizing individual femininity; (3) siege mentalities and outlooks; (4) the "don't make waves" attitude; (5) non-intrusive and invisible personalities; (6) training; (7) two strikes syndrome; and (8) accelerated stridency and militancy. The study's conclusions addressed: communication, especially concerning directives from upper command; the need for more training in interpersonal/multicultural diversity skills; the need for a comprehensive mentoring program; management performance appraisals; the dispute resolution process; and support systems and networks. (Contains 17 references.) (CK)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Females, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Labor Conditions, Military Personnel, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Surveys, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Problem Solving, Quality of Working Life, Role Perception, Sex Bias, Sexual Harassment, Social Environment, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Navy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coppin State Coll., Baltimore, MD.