Barriers to women´s career advancement in Indonesian academia: a qualitative empirical study

Kholis, Nur (2017) Barriers to women´s career advancement in Indonesian academia: a qualitative empirical study. In: Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research (ASSEHR).

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Abstract

Why is the representation of women fewer than men in the top academic positions in Indonesia? To answer this question, the researcher did an empirical study using qualitative method to explore any possible barriers that have been encountered or faced by women. Twenty-five participants consisted of 19 lecturers (4 men and 15 women) and 6 senior leaders (3 rectors and 3 deans, all men) from 6 selected universities participated in this in-depth interviews. The results showed that female academics face multiple barriers to advance to top positions: family-, organizational-, and individual-related barriers. The family related barriers (e.g. family responsibility and spousal restriction) and organizational-related constraints (e.g. discrimination and masculine culture) were the most frequently mentioned barriers preventing women from achieving both top academic and leadership positions. However, individual-related barriers (e.g. being in a minority position and lacking confidence) only appeared to have a negative effect on reaching top leadership positions. These findings contribute to the knowledge about factors associated with the scarcity of women in top positions in academia, with a particular focus on the Indonesian context. Affirmative action should be provided for women to reduce the gender gap in top positions in Indonesian academia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Kholis, Nur
nurkholis@uinsby.ac.id
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Career advancement; female academics; top position; Indonesia; academia
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies In Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies In Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Divisions: Karya Ilmiah > Conference
Depositing User: Hary Supriyatno
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2021 02:07
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 02:07
URI: http://repository.uinsby.ac.id/id/eprint/1723

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