ERIC Number: EJ848855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
When Sisterly Support Changes to Sabotage
Brock, Barbara L.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v6 n3 p211-226 Jul 2008
Although research on women's leadership extols the benefits of women's professional collaborations and mentorship, one cannot assume that all women are trustworthy and supportive of other women. This qualitative study explored the phenomenon of professional sabotage among women in educational leadership. Results revealed that, although women who engaged in sabotage were proportionately few in number, the damage they inflicted on other women's reputations, careers, and emotional well-being was great.
Descriptors: Females, Interprofessional Relationship, Mentors, Women Administrators, Leadership Qualities, Instructional Leadership, Trust (Psychology), Conflict, Socialization, Gender Differences, Competition, Expectation, Reputation, Antisocial Behavior, Individual Characteristics, Security (Psychology), Aggression, Success
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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