Abstract

This study developed a scale to measure perceptions of the working environment for female faculty in higher education using data from 626 faculty members from the United States and Canada. The Academic Work Environment for Women Scale includes three dimensions: differential treatment of women, balancing work and personal obligations, and sexist attitudes and comments. To demonstrate the utility of the scale, we examined the relationship between the proportion of women in an academic department and the perceived supportiveness or hostility toward women of that department and the relationship of scale scores to demographic indicators.

Additional Information

ISSN
1090-7009
Print ISSN
0162-5748
Pages
pp. 63-78
Launched on MUSE
1997-09-01
Open Access
No
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