Assessing Doctoral Student Experience: Gender and Departmental Culture

This study investigated gender differences experienced by doctoral students at a major research university during 1987-88.  Clear differences emerged between how men and women assessed distribution of department resources and relationships with faculty, with women’s assessments being significantly more negative. Hierarchical regression analysis showed a relationship between positive departmental culture and time-to-degree for women and men in some fields.

Nerad, M. (1991). Assessing Doctoral Student Experience: Gender and Departmental Culture, Paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Institutional Research, San Francisco, May 26-29.

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