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ERIC Number: EJ1059246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
A Career with a View: Agentic Perspectives of Women Faculty
O'Meara, KerryAnn
Journal of Higher Education, v86 n3 p331-359 May-Jun 2015
This study examined how women faculty in one research university enacted agency via perspectives that facilitated their career advancement amidst gendered organizational practices. Archer's (2003) critical realist theory of agency and inner conversations and Acker's (2006) work on gendered organizations guided analysis. Four perspectives adopted by women associate and full professors to achieve their goals are described and analyzed. These four perspectives contributed toward agentic actions, as well as women's satisfaction and well-being. The strengths and the limitations of supporting agentic perspectives as a way to advance gender equity and organizational change are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: HRD-1008117