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ERIC Number: ED519168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
A Closer Look at Being a Woman in Turkish Academia: A Descriptive Study
Birlik, Nurten; Arikan, Arda
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Conference on Interdisciplinarity in Education (ICIE'09) (4th, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 21-22, 2009)
In this descriptive study, women's professional lives with a focus on what it means to be a woman in Turkish academia and on whether being a woman differs from being a man in an academic context was put under scrutiny. For this purpose, a questionnaire was conducted among 41 women academics currently working at the Faculties of Education in Turkish Universities. Participants were chosen from a broad variety of backgrounds in terms of age and discipline, and ranged from research assistants to full professors. The reliability of the instrument was calculated to be 0.705, signifying moderate reliability. The results show that women academics reveal clashing opinions about their positions and professional success in connection with gender related issues. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey