ERIC Number: EJ1085230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Do Men and Women Perform Academic Work Differently?
González Ramos, Ana M.; Fernández Palacín, Fernando; Muñoz Márquez, Manuel
Tertiary Education and Management, v21 n4 p263-276 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 academic work that may explain the gender gap in the higher ranks of academia. The results reveal that men's and women's research performance mainly follows the same patterns, but they do differ in the diversity of women's priorities, goals and working styles. This may explain women's vulnerability that leads to their minority presence at the top. These results underline the importance of incorporating new approaches in academic careers based on non-linear trajectories departing from the ideal concept of career paths based on masculine hegemony.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Career Development, Researchers, Disproportionate Representation, Merit Rating, Cognitive Style, Sex Fairness, Research Projects, Preferences, Innovation, Gender Issues, Scientists, Scientific Research, Barriers, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Spain (Andalusia)