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ERIC Number: EJ1088194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-7882
Examining Perceptions of Networking among African American Women in Student Affairs
Burke, Monica G.; Carter, Joelle D.
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, v8 n2 p140-155 2015
Since career networks offer access to upper level positions, being a part of one can offer opportunities and access to information, knowledge and referrals for career mobility. However, the duality of race and gender can create a distinctive challenge to gaining access to career networks, which are crucial components to rise to the upper level of leadership positions. The purpose of this article is to explore the perceptions of African American women in the field of student affairs regarding perceptions of career networking and mentoring on their career advancement and professional growth. Specific emphasis was also placed on their viewpoints describing how the formation of their career network facilitates access to resources, information, and career advancement. Implications and recommendations are provided for the development of programs and initiatives to advance African American women in student affairs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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