Posts tagged gender
Graduate student parents' perceptions of resources to support degree completion: implications for family therapy programs

This study explored graduate student parents' perceptions about the usefulness of campus, community, and potential resources. The results indicated that graduate student parents placed the greatest value on financial and childcare resources as well as having a supportive faculty advisor.

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"My life is too chaotic to practice what i preach": perceived benefits and challenges of being an academic women in family therapy and family studies programs

The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of female faculty in family therapy and family studies graduate programs. Specifically, we were interested in how female faculty members in these programs experienced their roles as academics, partners, and/or parents.

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Regulating the student body/ies: university policies and student parents

Despite a cultural positioning of care at the margins of academia, student parents now represent a significant proportion of the higher education population in England and in other Western countries. Research shows that, beyond the diversity of their experiences, time, childcare, financial, and well-being related issues prevail among them.

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Eight days a week": a national snapshot of academic mothers' realities in Canadian psychology departments

Contemporary research on women in academia suggests that faculty women who become mothers often find themselves in disadvantaged positions compared with academic fathers and their nonparenting male and female counterparts. Limited empirical attention has been directed toward understanding the barriers reported by women faculty, particularly those within Canadian academic settings.

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Faculty writing groups: a support for women balancing family and career on the academic tightrope

This qualitative research project explored the experiences of women who juggle the demands of family or parenthood while engaging in academic careers at a faculty of education. The researcher-participants consisted of 11 women; 9 women provided a written narrative, and all women participated in the data analysis.

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Policies that make a difference: bridging the gender equity and work-family gap in academia

Purpose - This paper aims to highlight interventions that promote female (and male) faculty's ability to balance work-family issues at a specific academic institution, in response to a demand in the literature that examines the intersection between research and implementation of organizational policies within a university setting.

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Care in academia: an exploration of student parents' experiences

While student parents now represent a significant proportion of the higher education population in England, this group has been given limited consideration in policy circles. Using a social constructivist and feminist theoretical framework, this paper draws on a research project investigating the role of higher education policies in supporting student parents in England.

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Women in academic general surgery

Purpose. To portray the professional experiences of men and women in academic general surgery with specific attention to factors associated with differing academic productivity and with leaving academia. Method. A 131-question survey was mailed to all female (1,076) and a random 2:1 sample of male (2,152) members of the American College of Surgeons in three mailings between September 1998 and March 1999.

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