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Cross, Emily L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative phenomenological study was designed to give an in-depth understanding of the lived experiences of women adjunct faculty working at a mid-sized community college in California. A review of literature surrounding adjunct faculty, community colleges, and women in higher education found a gap in the exploration and discussion of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Females
Gu, Yu – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Physical sciences and engineering doctoral programs serve as the most important conduit through which future academics are trained and prepared in these disciplines. This study examined women doctoral students' protege-mentor relationships in Physical sciences and engineering programs. Particularly, the study examined the influence of such…
Descriptors: Mentors, Doctoral Dissertations, Ethnography, Interviews
Lo, Lusa; Eliot, Michael – 2003
The careers, lives, and work habits of successful individuals were examined to identify factors that might explain their success. Each researcher selected one successful individual to interview. The researchers attempted to select a diverse group of interviewees from the general population, taking special effort to include females and nonwhites.…
Descriptors: Career Development, Definitions, Educational Theories, Employed Women
Salyer-Funk, Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this case study is to explore how tenured women with children describe their experiences; to discuss what institutional structures and policies they identify as influencing their advancement; and to see what they identify as the benefits, rewards, challenges, and/or sacrifices related to having tenure. Ultimately, a collection of…
Descriptors: Females, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Tenure
Gamble, Erica D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Few studies exist regarding the factors and career paths that might be of value to African American females seeking an executive leadership position in a postsecondary institution. Using a qualitative phenomenological method, the essence of the experience of becoming a leader in postsecondary institutions was captured through face-to-face,…
Descriptors: Career Development, African Americans, Women Administrators, Females
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Dabney, Katherine P.; Tai, Robert H. – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2013
The underrepresentation of women in physics doctorate programs and in tenured academic positions indicates a need to evaluate what may influence their career choice and persistence. This qualitative paper examines eleven females in physics doctoral programs and professional science positions in order to provide a more thorough understanding of why…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Women Scientists, Graduate Students
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Grunert, Megan L.; Bodner, George M. – Science Education International, 2011
This paper describes results from a study on the career choices of women earning doctorates in chemistry in the United States. Presented here are findings related to the participants' identification with traditional female gender roles and expectations for behavior in the male-dominated field of chemistry. Underlying a career decision-making model…
Descriptors: Careers, Personality Traits, Women Faculty, Females
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Cho, Yonjoo; Park, Jiwon; Han, Soo Jeoung; Ju, Boreum; You, Jieun; Ju, Ahreum; Park, Chan Kyun; Park, Hye Young – European Journal of Training and Development, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare South Korean female executives' definitions of career success with those of male executives, identify their career development strategies for success and provide implications for research and practice. Two research questions guiding our inquiry included: How do female executives' definitions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Administrators, Success
Olesniewicz, Julie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Women leaders in education struggle to balance work and family life. Historically, this struggle has stemmed from attempts to manage societal expectations of balancing work and family. In managing these expectations, women leaders face many challenges, which have made it difficult to maintain home responsibilities and deal with increasing demands…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Women Administrators, Females, Family Work Relationship
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Thinnam, Thanit – Human Resource Development Quarterly, 2011
Advanced educational attainment can "grow" a career. But acquiring a doctoral qualification adds study to existing work and family responsibilities, especially for women. This phenomenological research explores the experiences of eight Thai working mothers enrolled in the initial stage of part-time doctoral programs in Thailand. A…
Descriptors: Mothers, Qualifications, Educational Attainment, Doctoral Programs
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Elley-Brown, Margie J.; Pringle, Judith K.; Harris, Candice – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2018
This paper reports on findings of an interpretive study, which used the Kaleidoscope Career Model as lens through which to view the careers of professional women in education. The study used hermeneutic phenomenology, a methodology novel in management and career management to gain a subjective perspective on women's career experience and what…
Descriptors: Females, Career Development, Models, Employment Experience
Thomas, Sheila A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Studies in the literature have demonstrated underrepresentation of women in higher education leadership. Nonetheless, women leaders have achieved success when they received strong institutional support. However, even with supportive institutional policies like family leave, there was a need for mapping a more defined career pathway for aspiring…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Disproportionate Representation, School Policy
Allie, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Research has continued to suggest high institutional costs of not accommodating work-life balance, and institutions of higher education are recognizing the importance of formally addressing these issues in the increasingly competitive labor market. However, there is concern whether faculty members 1) are actually aware of policies; 2) feel safe in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Females, Women Faculty
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DeZure, Deborah; Shaw, Allyn; Rojewski, Julie – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
With many baby boomers preparing to retire, higher education is facing an anticipated shortage of academic administrators. Compounding this challenge, many mid-career faculty are reluctant to fill these important positions, concerned that academic leadership is incompatible with work-life balance, that it detracts from their commitments to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Administrators, College Faculty
Castillo-Garrison, Estella M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This mixed-methods research study examined the effects on the career preparation, advancement, and enhancement of women from California community college leadership who participated in the Asilomar Leadership Skills Seminar (Asilomar) from 2005-2011. Data were collected during the 2011-2012 academic year and were gathered from the results of 67…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Capacity Building
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