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ERIC Number: ED405755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Institutional Factors Women Academics Perceive To Be Associated with Their Publishing Productivity.
Creamer, Elizabeth G.; Engstrom, Catherine McHugh
This study examined the attitudes of women academics in the field of education regarding institutional factors that they associate with their publishing productivity. Twenty-three senior-level faculty women in education participated in semi-structured interviews and supplied copies of their curriculum vitae. Of these, 18 qualified as being highly productive scholars by virtue of having 20 or more refereed publications in all or 5 or more refereed publications in the last 2 years. Participants used a range of adjectives to describe the contribution of their universities to their publishing productivity. Only three described their departmental environments as highly supportive, while the remainder used adjectives that ranged from "hostile" to "null." Participants identified three elements of the institution as supportive of maintaining a high level of scholarly productivity: the formal and informal institutional reward structure, work assignment, and opportunities for collegial exchange. Heavy teaching and advising responsibilities were listed uniformly as inhibitors of scholarly writing, as were high expectations for service. It was concluded that the participants' perception that institutional factors contributed little to their publishing productivity may reflect the primacy of collegial networks in sustaining commitment to scholarly research and writing. (Contains 18 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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