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Title: Scientist women perceptions of their work conditions and career development
Authors: Gonçalves, Maria José
Keywords: Gender inequality
Leadership positions
Power relationships
Career development
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: UIED
Citation: Gonçalves, M. J. (2006). scientist women perceptions of their work conditions and career development. ANAIS Educação e Desenvolvimento, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Unidade de Investigação Educação e Desenvolvimento, pp. 113-155
Abstract: This article reports preliminary findings about Portuguese scientist women’s perceptions of gender issues in their institutions. Empirical data have been collected by means of an electronic open questionnaire sent to the AMONET (Portuguese Association of Women in Science) members. Basically, the study aims to examine the degree of satisfaction with their profession, the difficulties they meet in everyday professional life, and whether they feel or have felt gender discrimination in their institutions. Findings show that all respondents feel happy or very happy with their profession. However, discrimination is mentioned by a significant percentage, even if such discrimination assumes, quite often, an elusive way, suggesting that higher institutions still discriminate against women. Findings, articulated with literature, also lead to discussion about power and leadership, both in the hands of male academics, in the majority of the institutions, as well as the clarification of different perceptions of ambition both by women and man.
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