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ERIC Number: ED276368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Writing Viewed by Two Traditionally Disenfranchised Groups of Academicians, Women and Women's College Faculty.
Boice, Robert; Kelly, Kelly A.
Views of women and men faculty at universities and women's colleges were surveyed concerning work loads, pressures to publish, experiences with the editorial process, and beliefs that scholarly writing will be rewarded. The Writing Survey was mailed to matched-pair samples of psychologists who were listed at academic settings in 1984. Of the 174 psychologists, usable questionnaires were received from 80 women and 83 men at doctoral-level universities and 13 women and 21 men at traditionally women's colleges. Responses indicated that: (1) at universities or colleges, women equal their male colleagues' time investments in writing and males' rates of publishing journal articles; (2) at women's colleges, men and women devote about half as much time to writing, devote about twice as much time to teaching, and publish articles at half the rate of their university counterparts; and (3) in either setting, women experience more discomfort about pressures to publish, feel more adversely affected by harsh reviewers, and report less confidence with their writing than do men, especially men at universities. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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