Brown, L. and Watson, P., 2010. Understanding the experiences of female doctoral students. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 34 (3), pp. 385-404.
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This article presents findings from a qualitative study of the impact of gender on the doctoral experience. Eight women who had recently completed or who had almost completed a PhD were interviewed about their experiences. Seven studied part time and one full time. It was found that being a mother had profound implications for doctoral-level study. First, the timing of study was dictated by domestic demands; second, balancing home and academic life was a source of great stress, and women were torn between their roles as wife/mother and student. Finally, attendance at conferences was problematic, and, for many women, impossible. The literature suggests that gender also has an impact on the supervisory relationship; however, this was not supported, as although all of the interviewees had a male supervisor, they did not report dissatisfaction with the supervision received.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||PhD; gender; women; timing; juggling; role; empathy|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Education|
|Group:||School of Tourism > International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research|
|Deposited By:||Ms Pamela Watson|
|Deposited On:||10 Sep 2010 17:33|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:36|
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