Attitudes of Academicians Towards Gender Equality at Institutions of Higher Learning in South Africa

Attitudes of Academicians Towards Gender Equality at Institutions of Higher Learning in South Africa

Author: 
Maqubela, N.L.
Publisher: 
Adonis & Abbey
Date published: 
2019
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Mulaudzi, T.P., jt. author
Muleya, A. , jt. author
Raselekoane, N.R. , jt. author
Journal Title: 
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society
Source: 
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society, Vol 9, Special Issue, 2019, pp. 27 - 53
Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to explore the attitudes of academics in the institutions of higher. This paper postulates that Institutions of higher learning are still masculine-orientated, and this creates a barrier for women in terms of career advancement. The study employed qualitative research methods to explore factors that contribute to the under-representation of women in senior positions at universities in South Africa. Purposive and convenience sampling techniques were used to select twenty-five female academics (25). Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. Thematic analysis method was used to analyse the data. The findings demonstrate that the universities continue to be masculine-oriented within most of employment categories. Women face multiple challenges in ascending the academic ladder which results in their under-representation in management and academic position.

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CITATION: Maqubela, N.L.. Attitudes of Academicians Towards Gender Equality at Institutions of Higher Learning in South Africa . : Adonis & Abbey , 2019. AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society, Vol 9, Special Issue, 2019, pp. 27 - 53 - Available at: http://library.au.int/attitudes-academicians-towards-gender-equality-institutions-higher-learning-south-africa