Gender issues in the university research environment

TitleGender issues in the university research environment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsAlpay, E, Hari, A, Kambouri, M, Ahearn, AL
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number50791649
KeywordsCOLLEGE , EDUCATORS , ENGINEERING , FOCUS , gender , Sex , SKILLS , student , TRAINING , Women , WORK-life
AbstractThis study looks at female self-perceptions relating to effective research work and career progression. The researchers used focus groups and a questionnaire examine the attitudes and experiences and explore perceptions in four main skills areas: group work; communication; personal awareness; project planning and management. The study found that students were concerned about finding effective female role modes, negative work-role stereotypes and the work-life balance of an academic career. Based on these findings, a student workshop on gender issues has been developed, an outline of which is presented.
NotesAlpay, E. 1; Email Address: Hari, A. 2 Kambouri, M. 2 Ahearn, A. L. 1; Affiliation: 1: Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London, Bessemer Building, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK. 2: Department of Psychology and Human Development, Institute of Education, University of London, 25 Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AA, UK.; Source Info: May2010, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p135; Subject Term: WOMEN engineering students; Subject Term: SEX discrimination in education; Subject Term: SEX discrimination against women; Subject Term: ENGINEERING students; Subject Term: FOCUS groups; Subject Term: STUDENT surveys; Subject Term: WORK-life balance; Subject Term: COLLEGE students -- Recruiting; Subject Term: EDUCATORS; Subject Term: TRAINING of; Author-Supplied Keyword: gender issues; Author-Supplied Keyword: skills perceptions; Author-Supplied Keyword: women in engineering; Number of Pages: 11p; Document Type: Article
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