Women Mentoring in Academe

Addressing the Gender Gap in Higher Education

Deborah L. Cullen, Gaye Luna

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Abstract

Although the number of women in management and administrative positions in all sectors of the economy is increasing over time, the majority of senior positions are still held by men. The lack of women role models in high management and administrative positions has been well documented, as has the lack of women faculty in many academic departments, and barriers to women’s leadership due to male-orientated organizational expectations. Research has shown that mentoring can significanty enhance income and promotion possibilities for individuals experiencing these relationships. In academe, mentoring awareness can reduce barriers to women’s career advancement, tenure and pay. The objectives of this study were to explore mentoring functions senior women provided to their juniors and identify mentoring limitations women faced in academe. Senior women favored career mentoring and provided less psychosocial support. Subsequently, the classical mentoring experience is not realized. Research findings suggested recommendations for academic institutions interested in utilizing this strategy to advance women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-137
Number of pages13
JournalGender and Education
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Women Mentoring in Academe : Addressing the Gender Gap in Higher Education. / Cullen, Deborah L.; Luna, Gaye.

In: Gender and Education, Vol. 5, No. 2, 01.01.1993, p. 125-137.

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