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Vaillancourt, Kourtney T.; Romero Marin, Merranda – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Sexual assault on college campuses has become an epidemic requiring institutions to respond. Through Title IX, all educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education must have a Title IX coordinator and must respond to allegations of sexual assault. Little specific guidance for how to…
Descriptors: Models, Caring, Rape, College Students
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Taylor, Elizabeth A.; Johnson, Alicia; Hardin, Robin; Dzikus, Lars – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
The culture of sport has historically reinforced hegemonic notions of gender. Both intercollegiate and professional sports in the United States are male-dominated in employment numbers and leadership positions. This raises concerns about the professional work environment women will encounter in their careers. Thus, the purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, College Students, Team Sports, Employment
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Reynolds, Pauline J.; Mendez, Jesse Perez; Clark-Taylor, Angela – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
This qualitative study utilizes feminist media analysis to examine the depiction of college women in the U.S. TV show "Greek." Overall women engage in and graduate from higher education at rates greater than men, but representations of higher education in popular culture tend to minimize women's intellectual engagement within the…
Descriptors: Television, Mass Media Effects, College Students, Females
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Haber-Curran, Paige; Miguel, Rosanna; Shankman, Marcy Levy; Allen, Scott – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
How women understand and practice leadership is a growing focus in research and in practice. This study was the first of its kind to examine different variables that drive college women's leadership self-efficacy. The researchers sought to identify which of the 19 capacities of emotionally intelligent leadership (EIL) are significant drivers of…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Leadership, Females, Leadership Qualities
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Taylor, Elizabeth A.; Hardin, Robin; Rode, Cheryl R. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Sexual harassment and incivility in the workplace are the unwanted sexual attention and bullying of employees by their superior. There are times, however, when the roles are reversed and the superior is the target of such behavior. Contrapower harassment refers to subordinate incivility and/or sexual attention directed toward a superior. The focus…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Teacher Student Relationship, Athletics, Administrator Education
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Linder, Chris; Myers, Jess S. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Institutional betrayal, feelings of treason that occur when an institution fails to prevent or respond appropriately to wrongdoings committed within the context of an institution, contributes to exacerbated trauma for survivors of sexual violence (Smith & Freyd, 2014). Through a qualitative research study, we examine experiences of 10 sexual…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Activism, Qualitative Research, College Students
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Miller, Edna Jones – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Given that individual and institutional characteristics are suggested to work collectively in promoting optimal student success, the purpose of this quantitative study was to understand factors that contribute to the success of Black college women at predominantly White institutions (PWIs). Of particular interest was the relationship between…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Females, Womens Education
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Dalpra, Abby; Vianden, Jörg – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This phenomenological study explored the intersecting privileged (racial) and oppressed (gender) identities of eight White college women. Through three interviews, this study aimed to understand how the participants experience socially conflicting identities. Findings indicated that the participants felt more connected to their gender than their…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Females, White Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Magel, Rhonda C.; Doetkott, Curt; Cao, Li – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Salary studies in the United States and some other countries show a gap between male and female faculty salaries in higher education that widens over time. The present study examines one possible explanation, particularly at research universities, by examining changes in faculty salaries in relation to student ratings of instruction. Student…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Gender Bias, College Faculty, College Students
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Marine, Susan B.; Helfrich, Gina; Randhawa, Liam – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Women's and gender centers have provided a home for feminist activism, education, and empowerment on the college campus since the 1970s. Recently, some women's and gender centers have undertaken practices of gender inclusion--expanding their missions and programming to include cisgender men and trans* people of all genders. This exploratory study…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Females, Inclusion, Feminism
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Nicolazzo, Z. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Using a collective case study approach, this study explored a phenomenon called "compulsory heterogenderism," a neologism created to explain the ways in which gender identities and sexualities are consistently understood in and through each other. Put another way, although participants' sexualities (e.g., being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Case Studies, Sexual Orientation, Cultural Influences
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Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
A qualitative case study with 18 Women of Color at a predominantly White women's college yielded counter-narratives about racial microaggressions that challenged dominant ideologies of colorblindness, meritocracy, and equal opportunity in education. Their experiences with racial microaggressions also contrast with majoritarian narratives (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Whites, Minority Group Students
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Ropers-Huilman, Rebecca; Winters, Kelly T.; Hakkola, Leah – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This article explores the ways in which women's perceptions of their own bodies affect their experiences as students in higher education. Based on online focus group interviews with 25 college women, the authors use Foucault's concept of the "Panopticon" to consider how students internalize and enforce gendered expectations related to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Womens Studies, Student Experience
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Iverson, Susan V.; Seher, Christin L.; DiRamio, David; Jarvis, Kathryn; Anderson, Rachel – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This article describes findings from a qualitative study of the experiences of female student veterans in the military and in college. Twelve women were interviewed from two public research universities. Findings revealed individuals "betwixt and between" the complex intersection of identities: in the military, grappling with a sense of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Females, Veterans, Military Service
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Lampman, Claudia; Crew, Earl C.; Lowery, Shea D.; Tompkins, Kelley – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
Academic contrapower harassment (ACPH) occurs when someone with seemingly less power in an educational setting (e.g., a student) harasses someone more powerful (e.g., a professor). A representative sample of 289 professors from U.S. institutions of higher education described their worst incident with ACPH. Open-ended responses were coded using a…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Higher Education, College Faculty
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