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ERIC Number: ED377538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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From Preponderance to Underrepresentation: Female Faculty in Journalism and Mass Communication in Germany. Results of the First Study on Representation and Situation of Women in German Mass Communication and Journalism Departments.
Frohlich, Romy; Holtz-Bacha, Christina
A study investigated the representation of females in journalism and mass communication programs at universities in the former West Germany. Surveys were sent to 207 men and women, and were returned by 153 people (for a response rate of 71% among the men and 84% among the women). Results indicated that: (1) 21% of the persons teaching at German departments of communication/journalism were women; (2) while almost half of the men were professors, only 16% of the women had reached professorship; (3) 63% of the women but only 40% of the men majored in communications or journalism; (4) more women than men were uncertain about whether they would choose to study journalism/mass communication again; (5) more than a third of the men but only 17% of the women had actively sought their jobs; (6) more men than women can follow their own interests in research and teaching; (7) more than two-thirds of the men felt their careers had developed adequately, while only 42% of the women felt that their careers had developed adequately; and (8) respondents thought that the higher percentage of female university graduates will have consequences for the communication professions. Findings suggest that while female students are the majority among mass communication and journalism students in Germany, female teachers and researchers are still a minority. Research needs to continue on this topic, since it remains to be seen if comparisons exist between Germany and the United States. (Contains 20 references, 4 notes, and 2 figures of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany