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ERIC Number: EJ903583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1938-9809
Women Sociological Faculty and Scholarship Success in the Heartland
Colmenero-Chilberg, Laura
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2010 n2 2010
Women's difficulty in achieving professional success in faculty positions in higher education is a continuing concern. Finding a balance between home and work responsibilities is more complex for women, and when traditional gender scripts are bent, they lead to harsher judgments from students, peers and administrators than for their male colleagues (Lindsey 2005; Bleakley 2002). There has been an increase in the number of women earning Ph.D.'s (Kramer 2005), but they still are more likely to be part-time faculty and to serve in untenured positions where opportunities for advancement are limited (Glayzer-Raymo 2008; Lindsey 2005). One measure of success in the academic world is number of publications, and these are ranked from the most prestigious national and international journals, to the lower tiered yet still prestigious regional publications, to those at the bottom--the small regional or state publications. This project investigates four years of sociological journals at these three levels--the "American Journal of Sociology" (national/international), "The Sociological Quarterly" (large regional), and the "Great Plains Sociologist" (small regional). A comparison is made in two areas. First, gender and its interrelationship with first authorship is investigated, and second, the specific topic of the article is analyzed for gender stereotyping. (Contains 6 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan