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Title: Women of the U.W.I., including general information and the Phase One questionnaire
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Title: Women of the U.W.I., including general information and the Phase One questionnaire
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Creator: Drayton, Kathleen
Publication Date: 1984
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THE WOMEN OF THE U.W.I.


The Purpose

The purpose of this study is to establish a data base for women, and
for the U.W.I. about the way women perceive their roles in the University. We
are concerned to gather information about perceptions, activities and experiences
that impinge on women and their functioning within the structures of this insti-
tution. It is- hoped that factors which hinder personal advancement as well as
those which will enhance the efficiency of U.W.I. will be identified...

The Method

Questionnaires will be administered to all women academic
and administrative staff up to the level of administrative assistant, to a
sample of male colleagues, of women non-academic staff and to a sample of
students on each of the three campuses. The research will be divided into
three main-phases-and will be carried out as a group research project by
members of the Women in Development Studies Groups of the three campuses.

In Phase One questionnaires will be developed and administered
to women academics and-administrators by May/June. Their analysis will be
followed by focus group discussions on selected items. It is hoped that
this first phase might be completed by November, 1984.

The same methodology will be employed with the other target
groups in phases 2 and 3.
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While staff'lists will provide data on dates/first appointments,
tenure and the like, the first part of the questionnaire will elicit other
kinds of factual data. The second part of the questionnaire will attempt to
identify factors which may have helped or hindered professional advancement.
In the third part appear items related to problems of female identity.











Kathleen Drayton
Cave Hill
March 30, 1984











QUESTIONNAIRE FOR '0' EN ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

SECTION A


FACTUAL DATA


1. Country/Nationality/Citizenship ---------------------------


2. Post level: (Please circle) Prof.


S.L. L. A.L.


A.A.


3. No. of years University Experience ----------------------




4. No. of years at U.W.I. -------------------- ----





5. Please indicate with a tick (./)


Age: 20
20

26

31

36


and under

- 25

- 30

- 35

- 40


41 -

46 -

51 -
56 -
Over 60


6. Please tick what is applicable


Family Status:


Single

Married

Divorced

Widowed
Living-With-Partner

Visiting Partner

Other (Explain)















7. No. cf children ------------- Ages: -----------




8. Your age at birth of your first child --------------------------


EDUCATION


9. Secondary School(s) Attended:


From:


To:


Universities Attended:








Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates (Class of degree and rank in group, if you kBowf









Scholarships / Awards


Give reasons for the choice of university you attended.


10.









11.







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Who paid for your University education?


Parents,


Self,


School,


Loan


SECTION B



Please tick no more than 2:


Who were the greatest
enter UnivetSity?


Father


Mother


influences on your decisions to


Teacher


Other (Please state)


What motivated you to enter University?








How long after completion of a first degree did you undertake
any post-graduate work?









If there is/was a time-lag between undergraduate and
post-graduate degrees/diplomas etc., give reasons)


How did you come to enter University teaching/administration?


Other







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19. Did you initially have University-teaching/administration as a
career goal? Explain.











20. How serious are you about a University career?(Tick what applies to you)


(a) I feel a serious commitment to work for professional
advancement.

(b) I just want the satisfaction of being good at the job.

(c) I do it chiefly because I like the pay and the flexible hours.

(d) I have to put the family first for the time being.

(e) I'm not very concerned about power.

(f) I don't really know how to go about seeking positions
that carry responsibility and power.

(g) I don't really understand the U.W.I. bureaucracy.







21 If you ticked 20 (a) explain at what stage, or from what
crisis you felt a serious commitment.










22. Are you aware of opportunities which you could have used to
advance your career but which you ignored? Explain.








5 -
say in
Do you feel you have adequate/decisiohn making in

(a) your department (b) faculty.


Explain.


Do you think that the existing structures in U.W.I. Yes No Uncertain

(a) are 'understood
(b) are conducive to efficiency
(c) enable women to make meaningful
decisions
(d) allow initiative.










Do you think that men gain promotion more rapidly than women?

Yes No Don't Know
Explain


How do you think U.W.I. administrative structure could be improved?


24.



















25.








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SECTION C


27. Do you find your approach to male and female colleagues to be
difficult? Explain.











28 Do you think male and female colleagues approach you differently?
Explain.












29. Do you feel that women non-academic staff relate differently to you
from your male colleagues?










30. Do you think your approach to male and female students is different?
Explain.










31. Do you/Have you/Would you feel resentment about relationships
which would inhibit your professional advancement? Explain.








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Rate the extent to which you think you were
helping your husband/your partner build his career at the
expense of your own. (5 High 1 Low)

5. To a very great extent
4. To a great extent
3. To some extent
2. To a very little extent

1. Not at all.








Rate the extent to which your partner helped you to advance your
career sometimes at the expense of his own.


5. To a very great extent
4. To a great extent
3. To some extent
2. To a very little extent
S Not at all.


Is your partner


(a) in a higher status job than you?


Yes


(b). earning more than you?








Do you think you can/woold be able to cope with being independent of a man?

5 Always 4 Most of the time 3 Sometimes 3 Uncertain 1 Never

(a) economically
(b) emotionally

(c) socially


(d) physically












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Do you feel that you have support from women colleagues. Explain.


No Sometimes


Do you feel you have support from male colleagues?


Explain.


No Sometimes


What qualities in your mother/mother figure did you admire and
want to emulate?


39. What qualities in your mother/mother figure did you dislike/
rebel against?











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(For Heads of Departments or Women who have acted as Heads
only). Indicate by a tick (-/) which, you are and how
comfortable you are at assuming responsibility and taking
decisions.

(a) Very comfortable
(b) Comfortable
(c) Don't enjoy it but feel competent
(d) Slightly nervous, not very comfortable

(e) Dislike administrative responsibility and decision-making


Do you/will you
on your campus?


support the development of Women In Development Studies



No Unsure




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