Feathers in the nest: Establishing a supportive environment for women researchers

Hartley, Nicole and Dobele, Angela (2010) Feathers in the nest: Establishing a supportive environment for women researchers. Formamente, 1-2 1: 113-133.

Author Hartley, Nicole
Dobele, Angela
Title Feathers in the nest: Establishing a supportive environment for women researchers
Journal name Formamente
ISSN 1970-7118
Publication date 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 1-2
Issue 1
Start page 113
End page 133
Total pages 21
Place of publication Rome, Italy
Publisher Universita Telematica Guglielmo Marconi
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract This paper discusses research examining the attitudes and behaviours of researching women in academia and considers the effect of these factors on successful researching outcomes. The results of this exploratory research highlight in particular, a number of interesting environmental influencers which contribute to enhancing successful work outcomes for academic women researchers. Specifically, personal factors such as, marital status, partner support, age, cultural background and level of organisation (in life) coupled with, research defined factors such as incentive for conducting the research and the existence of research partnerships and/or groups are identified as significant performance influencers. These dimensions appear to facilitate the level of research productivity for women academics based on key performance indicators such as journal/conference paper submissions and successful research funding applications. The potential benefits of this exploratory research are that any correlation between specific self-supporting attitudes or behaviours of successful women academics and effective research outcomes could provide important clues to both emerging and continuing researchers for career development and promotion.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article originally published in 'The Australian Educational Researcher', v. 36 (2009). Reprinted with permission. Variant title: Formamente. Rivista Internazionale di Ricerca sul Futuro Digitale; Parallel language title: Formamente. International Research Journal on Digital Future (English)

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