ERIC Number: EJ843572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
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What Do We Know about Glass Ceiling Effects? A Taxonomy and Critical Review to Inform Higher Education Research
Jackson, Jerlando F. L.; O'Callaghan, Elizabeth M.
Research in Higher Education, v50 n5 p460-482 Aug 2009
The concept of "glass ceiling effects" has emerged in social science research in general and higher education in particular over the past 20 years. These studies have described the impediments that women and people of color encounter in their quest for senior-level positions (e.g., CEOs) in society as glass ceiling effects. Literature, both empirical and non-empirical, has provided broad and varied interpretations of glass ceiling effects. In turn, the literature is less-than-settled on the application of glass ceiling effects. In this manuscript, the authors analyzed and critiqued 66 documents in order to advance theoretical and practical knowledge regarding glass ceiling effects in higher education.
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Occupational Aspiration, Barriers, Females, Minority Groups, Meta Analysis, Context Effect, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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