Illinois State University

Project Description

Studying the perceptions about the glass ceiling and ways to overcome barriers to womens advancement. Survey will be completely by professional women from throughout the United States.

Project Abstract

Survey will have various components. The following is a sample of the questions:

I believe women are as capable as men of serving in senior executive positions.

Given the choice, I plan to remain with my current employer for many years.

To what extent do you feel a "glass ceiling" exists in your company?

How helpful would the following factors be?
Advanced Education
Expressing interest in high stake,challenging and visible assignments

Do you have a male mentor in a senior position at the place you currently work?

In your opinion how much of an obstacle are the following:
"good old boy" networks and their grip on powerful/influential positions

Surveys released for this project:
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