ERIC Number: ED259412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Successful Women in Speech Communication: A National Survey of Strategies and Skills, Contributions and Conflicts.
Pearson, Judy C.; Trent, Judith S.
A survey of 163 women associate professors and professors was conducted to determine the characteristics that have contributed to the success of women in the communication disciplines. The profile that emerged reveals the successful female college faculty member to be a person with a Ph.D, on tenure, who is not interested in being an administrator. She has published articles in a regional or national publication, attends at least one professional meeting each year, and has served on, or chaired, a committee for her professional association. According to yearly evaluations from her students, she is an effective teacher. She is self-confident, believes she has been successful in her career (in fact she places himself in the top 10 to 30%), sees herself as a leader in her department but believes that men in her profession have been more successful than women. She has been helped by a male mentor, and she, in turn, has mentored females. She does not "dress for success" and she does not use most of the behaviors associated with "women's language" in her interaction with either sex any more than she uses a predominately male communication style. (EL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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