ERIC Number: ED351953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Perception of Advocacy Issues of Women versus Men.
Gill, Wanda E.
This study examined similarities and differences in attitudes between men and women full-time administrators, faculty, staff, and students on various advocacy issues such as harassment, victims' rights, equity, educational funding, and politics. Surveys (N=210) were mailed to faculty, administrators and staff at Bowie State University (Maryland), students in the Student Support Services project, and students enrolled in classes at Ft. Meade, Maryland. Results from the 111 responses received showed that perceptions of advocacy by gender are clear. Generally speaking, it was perceived that national participation by women has produced far greater visibility for women than local or state participation with state level participation seen as the lowest visibility political arena. Women were seen as more likely than men to actively advocate concerning such issues as equity, a harassment free work place, childcare, affordable health care, victims' rights legislation, flex time at work, enforced child support, and increased funding of education. Respondents saw women as less familiar with the political system and lobbying effectiveness as linked to knowledge of the political system. The organizational skills of women were seen as less related to lobbying effectiveness than those of men. Contains 20 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General
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Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
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