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Palmer, Jane E.; St. Vil, Noelle M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Due to the Title IX law, administrators at institutions of higher education (IHE) in the United States must promptly investigate reports of sexual assault. In addition, the Clery Act requires IHEs to publicly disclose annual sexual assault statistics. However, it is unknown whether--or how--sexual assault disclosure differs by type of IHE. This…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Disclosure, Females, Black Colleges
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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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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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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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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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Luo, Lingling; Zhou, Chunfang; Zhang, Song – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This article aims to study both similarities and differences in female students' creativity between Mainland China and Taiwan. As two main aspects influencing creativity, playfulness and humor are especially focused on in this comparative study. Empirical data were collected from 831 students in Mainland China and 703 students in Taiwan. Based on…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Geographic Regions, Humor, Creativity
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Jones, Stephanie J.; Warnick, Erika M.; Taylor, Colette M. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
Though the number of women employed in the workforce has increased, there continues to be an inequity in employment of women in the highest ranks of community colleges. Guided by gendered organizational theory, the study looked at both overt and covert knowledge of genderedness at community colleges. As one might infer, institutional genderedness…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Work Environment, Women Faculty, Sex Fairness
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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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Walpole, MaryBeth; Chambers, Crystal Renee; Goss, Kathryn – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
This inquiry is an exploration of the educational trajectories of African American women community college students. We compare the persistence of African American women to African American men and to all women college students using the 1996/2001 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Survey and the 1993/2003 Baccalaureate and Beyond…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, African American Students, Academic Persistence, Females
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Davis, Sharrika D.; Amelink, Catherine; Hirt, Joan B.; Miyazaki, Yasuo – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
Education is one key to economic prosperity. However, in a society bolstered by patriarchal systems, economic and educational inequalities exist among the genders. The purpose of this study was to determine whether certain collegiate experiences predict undergraduate women's expectation to enroll in graduate study and to determine if the…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Females, Academic Aspiration, Equal Education