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Fitzgerald, Tanya – Education Sciences, 2018
In this article, I argue that women in senior leadership positions in universities continue to face a number of tensions and ambiguities in their everyday working lives. Drawing on the metaphors of 'looking good' and 'being good', I highlight the gendered assumptions that senior women encounter. As senior leaders, women are simultaneously required…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Femininity, Clothing, Physical Characteristics
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Singh, Abhilasha – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate experiences of women working at managerial positions to develop a degendering of leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The study was based on interview-based approach to investigate the work experience of a group of around 35 women from a total of 15 different institutions. Face-to-face and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Women Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Females
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Godec, Spela – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Research has highlighted that engagement with science is highly gendered and that the masculinised culture of science makes it difficult for many girls/women to engage. Meanwhile, a growing body of research has explored the potential of out-of-school spaces to provide more equitable engagement opportunities. In this paper, I examine engagement…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Science Activities, Working Class, Gender Issues
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Wolontis, Felicia; Hoff, Eva – High Ability Studies, 2018
Adopting a qualitative approach to the investigation of high achievement, the authors analyzed how high-achieving women in the Swedish workplace made meaning of positive and negative experiences in their work. The data consisted of interviews with 15 women identified as being high achieving in their respective field, and it was analyzed using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Achievement, Females, Employees
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González Ramos, Ana M.; Fernández Palacín, Fernando; Muñoz Márquez, Manuel – Tertiary Education and Management, 2015
Why is the gender gap so large in researchers' career progression? Do men and women have different priorities in their academic careers? This study explores men's and women's academic work to shed light on the strategies of male and female researchers. The online survey collected data on Andalusian researchers to determine possible differences in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Career Development
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
It has gotten increasingly harder for students to work their way through college, especially for low-income students who face steep challenges when combining work and learning. Students from higher-income families tend to benefit as they work fewer hours in jobs directly related to their fields of study. Low-income working college students often…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, College Students, Student Employment, Racial Differences
MacLeod, Zoe Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the role that coaching plays in supporting women leaders to thrive as leaders in the academic workplace. Increasing workloads, sense of overwhelm, and desire for balance are all warning signs that the current hierarchical, and traditionally male-dominated, structures are not working for women in higher…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Women Administrators, Administrator Responsibility, Higher Education
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Ganley, Colleen M.; Vasilyeva, Marina – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
This research examined a potential mechanism underlying gender differences in math performance by testing a mediation model in which women's higher anxiety taxes their working memory resources, leading to underperformance on a mathematics test. Participants for the 2 studies were college students (N = 87, N = 118) who completed an anxiety measure,…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Short Term Memory, Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement
He, Joyce; Kang, Sonia; Lacetera, Nicola – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019
In most organizations, promotions often require self-nomination and competition among applicants. However, research on gender differences in preferences for competition suggests that this process might result in fewer women choosing to participate. We study whether changing promotion schemes from a default where applicants must opt in (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Competition, Decision Making, Promotion (Occupational)
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Bower, Glenna G.; Hums, Mary A. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine mentoring relationships of women working within intercollegiate athletic administration. More specifically, the mentor characteristics and the career and psychosocial benefits of having a mentor in intercollegiate athletic administration were the focus of the study. The population for this study was all…
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, College Athletics, Administrators
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Takeuchi, Hikaru; Taki, Yasuyuki; Sassa, Yuko; Hashizume, Hiroshi; Sekiguchi, Atsushi; Fukushima, Ai; Kawashima, Ryuta – Neuropsychologia, 2011
Working memory is the limited capacity storage system involved in the maintenance and manipulation of information over short periods of time. Previous imaging studies have suggested that the frontoparietal regions are activated during working memory tasks; a putative association between the structure of the frontoparietal regions and working…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Correlation, Neurological Organization, Young Adults
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Smidt, Thomas Brorsen; Pétursdóttir, Gyða Margrét; Einarsdóttir, Þorgerður – European Educational Research Journal, 2017
It is suggested that the realization of work-life balance policies at the University of Iceland is compromised by an emphasis on neoliberal notions of growth and performance measurements in the form of new public management strategies. This is sustained by overt and covert incentive mechanisms, which in turn create a range of different gendered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Neoliberalism, Family Work Relationship
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Goksel, Ali Gurel; Caz, Cagdas; Yazici, Omer Faruk; Ikizler, Huseyin Can – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this research is to study the relation between the level of organizational stress at the staff of the Youth Services and Sports Provincial Directorate and their performance. The study group of research, Istanbul province in the Uskudar district officials operating in the Youth Services and Sports Provincial Directorate constitute a…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Work Environment, Stress Variables, Job Performance
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Phipps, Alison – Gender and Education, 2017
In the context of renewed debates and interest in this area, this paper reframes the theoretical agenda around laddish masculinities in UK higher education, and similar masculinities overseas. These can be contextualised within consumerist neoliberal rationalities, the neoconservative backlash against feminism and other social justice movements,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masculinity, Sex Stereotypes, Neoliberalism
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Baader, Meike Sophia; Böhringer, Daniela; Korff, Svea; Roman, Navina – European Educational Research Journal, 2017
This paper discusses results of a research project on equal opportunities between women and men in the postdoctoral phase in German universities. It illustrates how the funding system is organized and whether this contributes to more equal opportunities for men and women, especially concerning the work-life interference. Although the system loses…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study
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