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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
SJR: 0.504 SNIP: 0.671 CiteScore™: 1.65

ISSN Print: 1072-8325
ISSN Online: 1940-431X

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v10.i4.10
pages 297-316

CAREER, FAMILY, AND INSTITUTIONAL VARIABLES IN THE WORK LIVES OF ACADEMIC WOMEN IN THE CHEMICAL SCIENCES

Ruth E. Fassinger
College of Professional Studies, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Kathryn Scantlebury
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716
Geraldine Richmond
Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403

ABSTRACT

This article presents quantitative results of a study of 139 academic women in the chemical sciences who participated in a professional development program sponsored by the Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists. The study investigated variables frequently examined in the vocational psychology of women: approaches to achievement, coping strategies, career advancement, the home-work interface, workplace climate, and mentoring. The article presents and discusses results in the context of unique issues faced by women in scientific careers.