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ERIC Number: ED265445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions of Women and Men in Counselor Education About Writing for Publication.
White, Arden; Hernandez, Nelda
Women in academic appointments have published less frequently than men. Since this difference is only partially explainable on the basis of fewer years in higher education, a study was conducted to determine men's and women's perceptions and experiences of writing for publication in the field of counselor education. A sample of 82 counselor educators balanced by sex, academic rank, and appearance or non-appearance as authors in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) between 1966 and 1983 was drawn from the fifth edition of a national directory of counselor education programs. Subjects completed a questionnaire on job activities, professional memberships, journal subscriptions, and recollection about having had mentor experiences. In addition, SSCI respondents were asked to recall perceptions, impressions, and judgments of variables that might bear differently on women's circumstances in scholarly work compared to those of men. Comparison group subjects were asked their views about writing for publication and any barriers or difficulties bearing on research and writing they perceived as present in their work or personal situations. The results indicated that more SSCI members had assigned time for research, engaged in fewer non-job professional activities, and had more statistics courses in their training than did non-SSCI subjects. Comparisons between women and men revealed two significant differences: the number of statistics courses taken in training, and perceptions of institutional emphases on writing for publication. Women reported less access/entry to writing possibilities within departments than did their male colleagues. They also noted lack of confidence and training, and the pressure of family responsibilities and commitments as conditions affecting publishing opportunities. Overall, women perceived a lower institutional emphasis on publishing than did men. (Author/ABB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A