TABLE 4-1 Suggestions From Female Engineering Faculty at U.S. Institutions of Areas for Additional Inquiry

Topic

Number of Responses

Total

206

Personal Background

9

Parents’ Educational Background

2

Family’s Socioeconomic Status

2

Careers of Siblings

1

Other Precollege Influences on Career Decisions

4

Preparation for Academe

22

Financing One’s Education

3

Postdoctoral Experience

2

Preparation for Work in Academe

7

Factors Affecting Choice to Work in Academe

10

Family Status and Responsibilities

33

Balancing Work Responsibilities and Personal Life

24

Sex of Partner

7

Careers of Children

2

Terms of Employment

28

Specific Field and Position of Employment

7

Primary Work Activity

5

Tenure

5

Salary in Comparison to That of Men

4

Importance of Collaboration and Publication

4

Availability of Research Funding

3

Work Environment

26

Evolving Work Environment

4

Collegiality of Faculty in My Department

5

Extra-Departmental Influences

8

Influences of Female Engineering Faculty and Administrators

9

Job Satisfaction and Factors Affecting Success

85

Overall Job Satisfaction

18

Mentoring

19

Factors Enabling Some Female Faculty to be More Successful Than Others

8

Other Obstacles Faced in Education and/or Employment Because of Being Female (Including Discrimination)

40

Non-Native U.S. Citizens

3



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