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ERIC Number: ED500841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-14
Pages: 37
Abstractor: Author
Resilient Women Leaders: A Qualitative Investigation
Baldwin, Julia; Maldonado, Nancy L.; Lacey, Candace H.; Efinger, Joan
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (85th, San Diego, CA, Apr 12-16, 2004)
This qualitative study investigated perceptions of resilient, transformational, successful women leaders regarding their own resiliency and leadership. The ten participants provided information during semi-structured, open-ended, audio taped interviews which were transcribed, hand coded, and then analyzed with QSR N6 software. Findings indicated participants had encountered numerous adversities, difficulties, and oppositions such as family difficulties, medical problems, job oppositions, and discrimination. Participants discussed how they define resiliency and how personal internal and external resilience sustainers have worked for them and helped them to persevere. In the context of internal and external resilience sustainers, participants discussed God and spirituality, family, education, work, responsibility, purpose, and humor. This study contributes to the literature in the area of personal formation. It identified resilient, transformational, successful women leaders and explained the factors which contributed to their own resilience formation. Is resiliency something that is learnable or trainable? Is there a critical period for the development of resilience? This study provides additional insights to the aforementioned questions. Profiles of participants and interview questions are appended.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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