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ERIC Number: ED131821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics and Work Attitudes of Women Working on Campus. Research Report No. 5-76.
Handley, Alice A.; Sedlacek, William E.
A random sample of 390 women employees of the University of Maryland, College Park (130 each from student, classified, and professional employees) were surveyed as to their characteristics and job attitudes. An 80 percent return was achieved, and results showed that the women generally are satisfied with their jobs and generally do not feel overall sex discrimination, although in certain specific areas employee subgroups see problems that should be addressed. Areas in which action is recommended included a strengthening of the EEO committees and a clarification of maternity leave policies. Low pay was cited as a source of dissatisfaction for all groups, and faculty women say differential salary is their major source of inequity with their male peers. Other sources of inequity seen by faculty women included being treated fairly on tenure and promotion decisions, participating on important committees and in decision-making. Classified women employees were concerned with their opportunities for promotion, the balance and flow of their work, and being allowed to take courses during regular working hours. Student women employees were concerned with campus safety and parking. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Committees, Decision Making, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Leaves of Absence, Promotion (Occupational), Salary Wage Differentials, School Surveys, Sex Discrimination, Tenure, Women Faculty
Counseling Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.