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ERIC Number: EJ874680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Seeking Coherence and Integrity: Personal and Professional Demands and Expectations of Senior Women Professors
Hamrick, Florence A.; Benjamin, Mimi
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v2 n4 p239-256 Oct 2004
This study of 26 senior women professors at a large research university suggests that, while their negotiation of professional and personal commitments involved calculated balancing acts and strategies, they primarily described searches for integrity and coherence in life. More effective personal management strategies, modified and more realistic expectations, and a refusal to dwell on past decisions were among the themes identified. Respondents described an almost uniform and longstanding self-sufficiency and acknowledged having more control over aspects of their work, lives, and time. However, for many, time was also increasingly spent on some level of attention to health and retirement preparation. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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