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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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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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Zimmerman, Hilary B.; Morgan, Demetri L.; Terrell, Tanner – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2018
Despite the positive effects of cross-racial interactions for students, predominantly White sororities remain segregated. Utilizing focus group methods, this study investigates the racial attitudes of White sorority women to understand the influence of sororities on racial attitudes. Findings revealed that participants in this study minimized…
Descriptors: White Students, African American Students, Racial Attitudes, College Seniors
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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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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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Sapp, Vicki T.; Kiyama, Judy Marquez; Dache-Gerbino, Amalia – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2016
This qualitative study seeks to understand Latinas' college-going behaviors by examining their agency and role in securing opportunity for college. The authors examine the activation of agency among 16 urban Latinas when navigating the structures influencing college opportunity through a cultural ecological model. Examples of agency are…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Qualitative Research, Educational Opportunities
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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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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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Denner, Jill; Werner, Linda; O'Connor, Lisa – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2015
Community colleges (CC) are obvious places to recruit more women into computer science. Enrollment at CCs has grown in response to a struggling economy, and students are more likely to be from underrepresented groups than students enrolled in 4-year universities (National Center for Education Statistics, 2008). However, we know little about why so…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, Females, Womens Education
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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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Kennedy, Sheena; Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
African American women have made great strides in their college enrollment and graduation rates despite social and economic barriers. This study explores Black women's reflections on their college adjustment processes during their sophomore year at a predominantly White university. The findings indicated that the way participants coped with the…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, African American Students, Student Adjustment
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Goldman, Emily Grey – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
Although women have made significant progress in the work force and in education, gender gaps still exist in many industries and occupations, including science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This research aimed to understand how undergraduate women negotiate gender within STEM fields, looking specifically at these women's…
Descriptors: Females, Majors (Students), STEM Education, Student Attitudes
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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