ERIC Number: EJ1019250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Female Faculty in Higher Education. "The Politics of Hope"
LaPan, Chantell; Hodge, Camilla; Peroff, Deidre; Henderson, Karla A.
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, v28 n2 p1-15 2013
The number of women in higher education is growing. Yet, challenges exist for female faculty in the academy. The purpose of this study is to examine the strategies used by female faculty in parks, recreation, sport, tourism,and leisure programs as they negotiate their careers in higher education. Data were collected using an online survey that was distributed to university women who subscribed to recreation-related listservs. Responses to open-ended questions in the survey indicate that female faculty negotiate three types of politics associated with careers in higher education: charting a career path (i.e.,the politics of higher education), addressing workplace dynamics (i.e.,the politics of gender), and having it all (i.e., the politics of caring). Together, the means for negotiating these politics were associated with hope and with the importance of faculty members' acquisition of social capital.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Women Faculty, Career Development, Group Dynamics, Caring, Social Capital, Online Surveys, Coping, Womens Studies, Grounded Theory, Gender Discrimination, Change Strategies, Barriers, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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