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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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Parson, Laura; Ozaki, C. Casey – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Using the framework of feminist standpoint theory, this study explored the everyday work of undergraduate STEM students to identify STEM institutional cultural norms and standards that organize and inform the organization of everyday work for undergraduate women majoring in math and physics. Data collection and analysis focused on how the…
Descriptors: Feminism, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, Standards
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Hotchkins, Bryan – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This narrative inquiry study uses personal experiences as a method of ethnographic research among Black women student leaders. The collegiate life stories of six African American women undergraduates experiencing gendernoir racial battle fatigue are described and analyzed. Combined are participant journaling, lived experiential interviews, and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Womens Education, Whites
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Roland, Ericka; Agosto, Vonzell – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This article reports on a phenomenographic study of Black women undergraduates who were resident assistants in a predominantly White institution (PWI) of higher education. Critical race feminism, namely intersectionality, was used to explore how they navigated the responsibilities of their position and social identities. Findings are that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Females, Resident Advisers
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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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Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
This article offers an intersectional critical race feminist analysis of student silence in a diverse university classroom. Findings from a case study with six Women of Color and four White women revealed students remained silent because they felt their complicated intersectional realities did not fit with the acceptable classroom…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Females, Feminism
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Mena, Jasmine A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
The present study used critical ethnography and intersectionality theory to better understand the experiences of Women of Color (WOC) in the academy. WOC experience numerous and significant challenges in the academy that have the potential to stifle their career growth. Claiming increased acceptance and diversity in the academy without a…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Womens Studies, Ethnography, Phenomenology
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Saporu, Darlene F.; Herbers, Joan M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
Men and women are perceived differently, and those perceptions can be damaging in a professional context. Unconscious bias expressed within work environments can introduce "micro-inequities" that impede career progression for women compared to men. This study examines title prefixes for faculty in the human resources database of a large…
Descriptors: Databases, Sex Fairness, Higher Education, Gender Differences
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McNeely Cobham, B. Afeni; Patton, Lori D. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
In the following study, the authors sought to understand how self-efficacy contributed to the career success of five tenured Black women faculty employed at two predominantly White institutions. Investigating the level of self-efficacy was significant in understanding the behavior, attitudes, and strategies of study participants. The findings…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, African American Teachers, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research
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West, Lindsey M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
With the rise in advanced-degree seeking women and the minimal research on the dual impact of sexism and role overload, the current study aims to better understand the impact of sexism and role overload on psychological distress in a particular sample of advanced-degree seeking women. Seventy-six female medical student participants (mean age 24.7)…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Bias, Correlation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Davis, Laura M.; Geyfman, Victoria – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
This study examined female underrepresentation in business schools among undergraduate students and faculty in a sample of universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and compares the findings to other public universities in Pennsylvania. We found that during the 1995-2008 period, when compared with other academic…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Universities, Females
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Vaccaro, Annemarie – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
Although Robin Morgan argued that sisterhood is powerful (1970) and forever (2003), results from this case study show that sisterhood is not easily achieved, even in women's groups in which support for women was a formal goal. Narratives of eight women faculty, middle managers, and top administrators reveal that organizational sexism and women's…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Women Administrators, Middle Management, Universities
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Hart, Jeni; Lester, Jaime – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative study is to better understand how gender is constructed at a women's college. Specifically, the researchers use Judith Butler's (1990) work on performativity to frame how members of the campus community perceive transgender students are integrated into the college. Through semi-structured interviews with faculty,…
Descriptors: Single Sex Colleges, Sexual Identity, Performance, College Students
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Wilson, Kristin B.; Cox, Elizabeth M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to use feminist critical policy analysis to understand the lived experiences of mothering while attending community college and to suggest institutional transformations that might better support mothering students. The findings are based on the re-analysis of interview data from 13 mothering students. We found that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Mothers, Child Rearing, Family School Relationship