Talking career across disciplines: Peer group mentoring for women academics

Anita COLLINS, Ione Lewis, Elke STRACKE, Rebecca Vanderheide

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper presents the lived experiences of eight women academics who were members of a Women’s Group Mentoring Program during a period of rapid change in a university environment. Using a qualitative approach integrated with a participatory action research method, data was generated through the narratives of the group members. The analysis identified diversity in strategies used by the women to navigate their career pathways. The findings contribute to the dialogue in universities and similar organisations to attract and retain quality staff in an era of skills shortage created by a workforce close to retirement age.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-108
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Fingerprint

peer group
mentoring
career
retirement age
university
group membership
action research
shortage
research method
dialogue
staff
narrative
experience
Group

Cite this

@article{3ef1966b370a4144aa49dcabec80228e,
title = "Talking career across disciplines: Peer group mentoring for women academics",
abstract = "This paper presents the lived experiences of eight women academics who were members of a Women’s Group Mentoring Program during a period of rapid change in a university environment. Using a qualitative approach integrated with a participatory action research method, data was generated through the narratives of the group members. The analysis identified diversity in strategies used by the women to navigate their career pathways. The findings contribute to the dialogue in universities and similar organisations to attract and retain quality staff in an era of skills shortage created by a workforce close to retirement age.",
keywords = "career pathways, peer group mentoring, women academics",
author = "Anita COLLINS and Ione Lewis and Elke STRACKE and Rebecca Vanderheide",
year = "2014",
language = "English",
volume = "12",
pages = "92--108",
journal = "International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring",
issn = "1741-8305",
number = "1",

}

Talking career across disciplines: Peer group mentoring for women academics. / COLLINS, Anita; Lewis, Ione; STRACKE, Elke; Vanderheide, Rebecca.

In: International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2014, p. 92-108.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Talking career across disciplines: Peer group mentoring for women academics

AU - COLLINS, Anita

AU - Lewis, Ione

AU - STRACKE, Elke

AU - Vanderheide, Rebecca

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - This paper presents the lived experiences of eight women academics who were members of a Women’s Group Mentoring Program during a period of rapid change in a university environment. Using a qualitative approach integrated with a participatory action research method, data was generated through the narratives of the group members. The analysis identified diversity in strategies used by the women to navigate their career pathways. The findings contribute to the dialogue in universities and similar organisations to attract and retain quality staff in an era of skills shortage created by a workforce close to retirement age.

AB - This paper presents the lived experiences of eight women academics who were members of a Women’s Group Mentoring Program during a period of rapid change in a university environment. Using a qualitative approach integrated with a participatory action research method, data was generated through the narratives of the group members. The analysis identified diversity in strategies used by the women to navigate their career pathways. The findings contribute to the dialogue in universities and similar organisations to attract and retain quality staff in an era of skills shortage created by a workforce close to retirement age.

KW - career pathways

KW - peer group mentoring

KW - women academics

M3 - Article

VL - 12

SP - 92

EP - 108

JO - International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring

JF - International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring

SN - 1741-8305

IS - 1

ER -