ERIC Number: EJ973649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
How Does Gender Interact with Clinical Teachers' Perceptions of Clinical Teaching?
Masunaga, Hiromi; Hitchcock, Maurice A.
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, v4 n1 p50-72 Feb 2011
This study analyzed 816 medical professors' perceptions of clinical teaching, as measured with the online version of the Clinical Teaching Perception Inventory, and examined difficulties that female professors faced in becoming the ideal clinical teacher. While describing themselves as a clinical teacher, female professors rated themselves lower than did their male counterparts on the stereotypical masculine characteristics "stimulating," "well read," "assured," and "secure" and rated themselves higher on a stereotypical feminine characteristic "feeling." It is possible that female medical professors underrate their actual behaviors as clinical teachers. Implications are discussed for future faculty development and the advancement of gender equity in medical education, where numbers of women have been steadily increasing. Recommendations for further research are offered. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Medical School Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Women Faculty, Medical Education, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States