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ERIC Number: EJ1174433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
The Experiences of Women in Higher Education: Who Knew There Wasn't a Sisterhood?
Allen, Tawannah G.; Flood, Chena' T.
Leadership and Research in Education, v4 spec iss p10-27 2017-2018
The relationship challenges faced by women in leadership ranks within the academy are rarely researched. There is a dearth of research that explores the relationships between women in higher education settings and their colleagues, along with their ability to ascend to roles of leadership. Women have become well prepared to compete in the academy. However, many women in leadership roles in academia are not prepared for the lack of support and comradery from female colleagues. Using the personal stories of 34 female academic leaders, this research explores common experiences of relational aggression, perceived causes of these episodes, along with their perceptions of relationships with female colleagues in their respective institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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