INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HUMANITIES SCIENCES RESEARCH (JSHSR)

Abstract


A SMALL TOUCH TO THE DIFFICULTIES OF BECOMING A FEMALE ACADEMICIAN FROM THE EYES OF FEMALE ACADEMICS: THE CASE OF THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION

In this study, it is aimed to evaluate the gender-based difficulties faced by female academicians in their home and work life according to their own views. In the study, interpretive case science model from the phenomenology approach which is one of the qualitative research methods was used.Participants of the study were determined by purposeful sampling method and consisted of 11 female academicians from various branches working in the Faculty of Education of a public university. In the study, semi-structured interview questions prepared by two different academicians who are experts in their field were used as data collection tools. The qualitative data obtained were analyzed with the help of content analysis. As a result of the analyzes, it was seen that the difficulties faced by being a female academician could be grouped with six themes and the codes contained in these six themes. According to the opinions of female academicians, it is concluded that although there are positive elements that female face in academic process and family life process, negative elements are more dominant. In addition, it has been concluded that the more altruistic and protective attitude of motherhood has been exploited by colleagues and students in some cases. Parallel to these results, suggestions are presented.



Keywords
Female academician, work life, home life, academic career, difficulties.



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