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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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Sarseke, Gulnar – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
The article aims to explore the main reasons why women are under-represented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers. The article critically analyzes three approaches: educational, feminist, and scientific. This work highlights that the subject "gender and science" has been looked at for at least…
Descriptors: Females, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education, Science Careers
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Mendez, Jeanette Morehouse; Mendez, Jesse Perez – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine gender preferences that students may have in hypothetical professor selection by either profile picture or catalog listing. First, we showed picture profiles of male and female professors (while controlling for attractiveness and age) to student participants and asked them to select one or the other. Second,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Course Selection (Students), College Faculty
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Pifer, Meghan J. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
This article presents findings from an exploratory study of whether and how gender-based patterns were present in faculty members' departmental networks. A network analysis approach was used to identify if women and men had ties to their departmental colleagues in similar patterns and for similar purposes. Findings from the analysis of network…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Sex Role, Departments, Collegiality
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Croom, Natasha N.; Beatty, Cameron C.; Acker, Lorraine D.; Butler, Malika – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this critical qualitative inquiry was to explore what motivated undergraduate Black womyn (UBW) to engage in "Sister Circle"-type student organizations--or groups that center race and gender. Using a critical race feminist theoretical lens, data were collected through a combination of one-on-one interviews and focus…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Qualitative Research, Student Organizations
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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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O'Meara, KerryAnn; Fink, John; White-Lewis, Damani Khary – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Outside offers, defined as comparable offers of employment at another organization, are means by which faculty determine their relative market worth and increase their salary at their home institution. Despite the career advantages associated with outside offers, little is known about the groups of faculty most likely to receive them. For example,…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Academic Rank (Professional), Employment Opportunities, College Faculty
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Hirshfield, Laura Ellen – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Using participant observation and interview data, the author explores interactional styles that men and women chemists-in-training (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) use to navigate expertise within their research groups. The author finds that men are more likely than women to employ styles that feature their expertise when in group…
Descriptors: Females, Scientists, Interpersonal Communication, Interaction
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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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Jones, Stephanie J.; Warnick, Erika M.; Palmer, Elyn M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
Fewer women attain tenure and reach the rank of professor than their male counterparts. The extant literature is rich in descriptions of barriers that women encounter while on the tenure track. This study was designed to focus on the environment of one large, public, high research university to determine the types of environmental barriers that…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Tenure, Mixed Methods Research, Barriers
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Vongalis-Macrow, Athena – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
What do a group of female leadership aspirants think about female leadership? This question and the subsequent discussion broach a sensitive topic about how women respond to female leadership and whether this differs from that of male leadership. This article investigates female leadership through the experiences of a group of female leadership…
Descriptors: Females, Leadership, Gender Differences, Leadership Styles
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Acker, Sandra; Webber, Michelle; Smyth, Elizabeth – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
Over the past 40 or so years, women's share of faculty positions in Canada and elsewhere has increased considerably, if not yet reaching parity. Yet working in the gendered university remains problematic. This article uses data from a qualitative research project in which 38 junior academics were interviewed about their responses to being on the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Family Work Relationship, Decision Making, Leaves of Absence
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Gibson, Sheree L.; Espino, Michelle M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
Despite the growing research that outlines the experiences of Blacks and women undergraduates in engineering, little is known about Black women in this field. The purpose of this qualitative study was to uncover how eight Black undergraduate women in engineering understood their race and gender identities in a culture that can be oppressive to…
Descriptors: Females, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Qualitative Research
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Gayles, Joy Gaston; Ampaw, Frim – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This study examined factors that influenced undergraduates' decision to enter, leave, or stay within science majors. In addition, we sought to understand if such decisions differed by gender and type of science major. Using Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS) longitudinal survey data, we found that women were less likely to select a science…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Academic Persistence, Science Education, Females
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