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Turner, Paaige K.; Norwood, Kristen; Noe, Charlotte – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
Despite progress, women are still disproportionally underrepresented in leadership positions in higher education. Women must contend with a glass ceiling, which we argue is constituted by discourses of impossibility and femininity. These discourses discourage women from recognizing their qualifications, continuing to develop skills, and making a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Disproportionate Representation, Females
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Pasque, Penny A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
Research cannot be conducted without conscious or unconscious use of underlying theoretical principles (Broido & Manning, 2002). As such, even studies that seem void of theoretical underpinnings subscribe to some semblance of theoretical principles. Broido and Manning (2002) argue that postmodernism, feminist theory, and critical theory, among…
Descriptors: Feminism, Postmodernism, Research Methodology, Focus Groups
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Bergerson, Amy A.; Heiselt, April K.; Aiken-Wisniewski, Sharon – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
College choice is often tied to persistence and it emphasizes how family background affects both enrollment in higher education and persistence to degree. Despite extensive research related to both access to higher education and choice processes, there is still much to be learned about students' postsecondary decisions. This qualitative study…
Descriptors: College Choice, Parent Participation, Qualitative Research, Social Class
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Stockard, Jean; Lewis, Priscilla A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
In this article, the authors describe a concerted, long-term effort by academic women chemists to provide mentoring and training for their colleagues to survive and change the negative climate of their profession and to develop successful careers in spite of these barriers. Data came from records kept by the group, observations of their…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Scientists, Chemistry, Mentors
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McNair, Delores E.; Miguel, Krystal; Sobers-Young, Shauna T.; Bechtel, Molly; Jacobson, Steve – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
In 2010, three women from the University of the Pacific came together for a panel presentation at the annual National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) conference to discuss their diverse experiences in student affairs. All recognized leaders in NASPA, these women reflected the rich history and promising future of student…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Womens Studies, Females
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Metcalfe, Amy Scott; Gonzalez, Laura Padilla – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
The present study addresses women's underrepresentation in the academic profession, as well as the need for policies and practices aimed at this issue. It compares underrepresentation of academic women in North American countries, and explores, throughout a bivariate analysis, personal, professional, as well as institutional variables related to…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Higher Education, College Faculty, Women Faculty
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Gill, Kristina; Jones, Stephanie J. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
Women who move into and work within administration in higher education face many struggles. Both the traits that are specific to most females and their leadership style can impede their rise into and within administrative ranks. In addition, higher education has traditionally been a hierarchical and patriarchal system that makes it more difficult…
Descriptors: Females, College Administration, Community Colleges, Leadership Styles
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Haber-Curran, Paige – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
This qualitative study focused on the successes and challenges experienced by four undergraduate college women while holding top leadership roles in student organizations. Interpretive and descriptive qualitative research methods were employed with aspects of case study and phenomenological approaches of inquiry. Data were collected through…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Womens Education, Qualitative Research, Student Organizations
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Waterman, Stephanie J.; Lindley, Lorinda S. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
Beginning with an overview of historical perspectives of Native American women, this article includes some discussion of values and practices of contemporary Native American women, data pertaining to Native American women's participation in higher education, and an introduction of familial cultural capital, community cultural wealth, Native…
Descriptors: Females, American Indian Students, American Indian Culture, Academic Persistence
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Yakaboski, Tamara – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2013
Previous migration discourse views educational migration through narrowly defined push-pull forces, which ignores overseas graduate education as a path for maneuvering through restrictive gendered and cultural experiences. The purpose of this exploratory research is to expand migration research and view women's migration decisions as employing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Females, Indians
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Costello, Carla A. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to obtain an understanding of the impact of gendered organizations on female classified staff and their perception of climate and culture on advancement opportunities. The findings shed light on critical factors affecting the work experiences of female classified staff. The findings also offer a variety of ways…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, College Environment, Females
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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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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
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Christopher, F. Scott; Kisler, Tiffani S. – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
College women's experiences with sexual and physical violence are so common that campus interventions are needed. To help guide these, we surveyed 339 college women and asked: (a) are college women's experiences with different types of relational violence interrelated; and (b) are there patterns of association between types of violence and mental…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Student Personnel Services, Student Surveys
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Lampman, Claudia – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2012
In this study of a random sample of 524 professors (47% women, 83% White) from 100 colleges and universities across the United States, 91% reported at least one act of student incivility/bullying, 25% experienced at least one sexual behavior from a student, and 1-2% said a student had used or threatened them with violence in the past year. Women,…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Credentials, Bullying, At Risk Persons
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