The Psychology of Women at Work [Three Volumes] : Challenges and Solutions for Our Female Workforce

By: Paludi, Michele A. , Ph.DMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2008Description: 1 online resource (619 p.)ISBN: 9780275996789Subject(s): Women -- Employment -- Psychological aspects | Women -- Job stress | Women -- Psychology | Work and familyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Psychology of Women at Work [Three Volumes]: Challenges and Solutions for Our Female WorkforceDDC classification: 158 | 158.7082 LOC classification: HD6053 .P75 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Psychology of Women at Work; Volume 1; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Transforming Organizations and the Quality of Life of the People Who Work in Them: In My Own Voice; Chapter 2: Speaking in a ''Man's World'': Gender Differences in Communication Styles; Chapter 3: On Work-Life Balance: In My Own Voice; Chapter 4: When the Boss Is a Woman; Chapter 5: Women Who Started Up: The State of Women in Entrepreneurship; Chapter 6: Leadership and Women; Chapter 7: Feminist Competing Values Leadership: An Investigation of the Roles Played by Men and Women
Chapter 8: Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceChapter 9: Uncovering and Countering Sexual Harassment in Israel: A New Career Path; Chapter 10: Career Preparation Programs in High Schools: How Do Schools Ready Students for Life and Work?; Chapter 11: Shifting the Load: Personality Factors and Women in the Workplace; Chapter 12: Women Supporting Women in the Workplace: In My Own Voice; Index; About the Editor and Contributors; Volume 2; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Explaining Too Few Women in STEM Careers: A Psychosocial Perspective
Chapter 2: Women as Leaders: From the Lab to the Real WorldChapter 3: My Life as a Woman Psychologist: In My Own Voice; Chapter 4: Workplace Incivility, Sexual Harassment, and Racial Micro-Aggression: The Interface of Three Literatures; Chapter 5: Sexual Harassment and Male Dominance: Toward an Ecological Approach; Chapter 6: Challenges for Women of Color; Chapter 7: On Being a Woman Chiropractor: In My Own Voice; Chapter 8: Relationships with Men; Chapter 9: What I See Is What Matters: In My Own Voice; Chapter 10: Women in Ethiopia: The Sound of Hope: In My Own Voice; Index
About the Editor and ContributorsVolume 3; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Aggressive Men and Witchy Women: The Double Standard; Chapter 2: Lessons from My Father: In My Own Voice; Chapter 3: Self-Esteem and High-Achieving Women; Chapter 4: Women in Human Resources: In My Own Voice; Chapter 5: Stress and Health; Chapter 6: Preparing to Be Employed: In My Own Voice; Chapter 7: Mental Health Impact of Sexual Harassment; Chapter 8: Religion and Women at Work; Chapter 9: Workforce Issues: In My Own Voice; Chapter 10: Society's Gains: Economics of Women in the Workplace; Index
About the Editor and Contributors
Summary: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women made up 46.4 percent of the civilian labor force in 2005, and that percentage is expected to reach 47 percent by 2014. Professional and health-related occupations are the fastest-growing roles for women, with computer-related, environmental, and educational fields also drawing increasingly on the female workforce. The bottom line at a macro level is that, more and more, women are driving the country''s economic development. But with that phenomenon come questions, challenges, and concerns, on many diverse levels. Debates rage on psychological topics such as the effect the increasing number of women at work has on marriage and divorce, family and children, women''s identities and stress levels and, overall, their physical and mental health. Psychologist Michele A. Paludi and her team of experts from across fields examine all aspects of women at work - the pros and cons, how it is changing American society, its women, their relationships, partners, and children.||The factors that fuel women achievers are also discussed by female scholars and experts in the field, who illustrate points with vignettes and their own career development stories. Issues in the workplace affecting women''s wellbeing are also discussed, including sexual harassment and related laws, pregnancy-related work policy and regulations, challenges for women bosses and career moms, the glass ceiling, racism, women''s relationships with male coworkers, and issues that rise when a woman is the breadwinner. This unique and timely set will appeal to those who are interested in psychology, women''s studies, education, law, business, and public policy.
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The Psychology of Women at Work; Volume 1; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Transforming Organizations and the Quality of Life of the People Who Work in Them: In My Own Voice; Chapter 2: Speaking in a ''Man's World'': Gender Differences in Communication Styles; Chapter 3: On Work-Life Balance: In My Own Voice; Chapter 4: When the Boss Is a Woman; Chapter 5: Women Who Started Up: The State of Women in Entrepreneurship; Chapter 6: Leadership and Women; Chapter 7: Feminist Competing Values Leadership: An Investigation of the Roles Played by Men and Women

Chapter 8: Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceChapter 9: Uncovering and Countering Sexual Harassment in Israel: A New Career Path; Chapter 10: Career Preparation Programs in High Schools: How Do Schools Ready Students for Life and Work?; Chapter 11: Shifting the Load: Personality Factors and Women in the Workplace; Chapter 12: Women Supporting Women in the Workplace: In My Own Voice; Index; About the Editor and Contributors; Volume 2; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Explaining Too Few Women in STEM Careers: A Psychosocial Perspective

Chapter 2: Women as Leaders: From the Lab to the Real WorldChapter 3: My Life as a Woman Psychologist: In My Own Voice; Chapter 4: Workplace Incivility, Sexual Harassment, and Racial Micro-Aggression: The Interface of Three Literatures; Chapter 5: Sexual Harassment and Male Dominance: Toward an Ecological Approach; Chapter 6: Challenges for Women of Color; Chapter 7: On Being a Woman Chiropractor: In My Own Voice; Chapter 8: Relationships with Men; Chapter 9: What I See Is What Matters: In My Own Voice; Chapter 10: Women in Ethiopia: The Sound of Hope: In My Own Voice; Index

About the Editor and ContributorsVolume 3; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Aggressive Men and Witchy Women: The Double Standard; Chapter 2: Lessons from My Father: In My Own Voice; Chapter 3: Self-Esteem and High-Achieving Women; Chapter 4: Women in Human Resources: In My Own Voice; Chapter 5: Stress and Health; Chapter 6: Preparing to Be Employed: In My Own Voice; Chapter 7: Mental Health Impact of Sexual Harassment; Chapter 8: Religion and Women at Work; Chapter 9: Workforce Issues: In My Own Voice; Chapter 10: Society's Gains: Economics of Women in the Workplace; Index

About the Editor and Contributors

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women made up 46.4 percent of the civilian labor force in 2005, and that percentage is expected to reach 47 percent by 2014. Professional and health-related occupations are the fastest-growing roles for women, with computer-related, environmental, and educational fields also drawing increasingly on the female workforce. The bottom line at a macro level is that, more and more, women are driving the country''s economic development. But with that phenomenon come questions, challenges, and concerns, on many diverse levels. Debates rage on psychological topics such as the effect the increasing number of women at work has on marriage and divorce, family and children, women''s identities and stress levels and, overall, their physical and mental health. Psychologist Michele A. Paludi and her team of experts from across fields examine all aspects of women at work - the pros and cons, how it is changing American society, its women, their relationships, partners, and children.||The factors that fuel women achievers are also discussed by female scholars and experts in the field, who illustrate points with vignettes and their own career development stories. Issues in the workplace affecting women''s wellbeing are also discussed, including sexual harassment and related laws, pregnancy-related work policy and regulations, challenges for women bosses and career moms, the glass ceiling, racism, women''s relationships with male coworkers, and issues that rise when a woman is the breadwinner. This unique and timely set will appeal to those who are interested in psychology, women''s studies, education, law, business, and public policy.

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CHOICE Review

This three-volume set offers substantial information on the subject of women and work, with a particular focus on psychological and social issues. The research articles are authored mostly by psychologists but also by individuals from other disciplines, and all have good credentials. The chapters stand alone, vary in length and depth, and provide detailed references. The editor presents an introductory overview but does not discuss the relationship of each contribution to the whole. Nor is the rationale for the sequence of articles in a volume clear (also, one article listed for the second volume was actually in the third, and that article had errors in labeling). Contributors address a wide range of topics, but two--sexual harassment and leadership--receive the most coverage. Analyses of gender stereotypes and their impacts are also discussed in several contexts. Many articles relate the experiences of women to those of girls and young women, from elementary school to college. Others make reference to issues faced by various racial and ethnic minorities, and one specifically addresses challenges for women of color. Some chapters focus on specialized topics: women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers; self-esteem in high-achieving women; stress and health; communication styles; women bosses; religion at work; and working women's economic contribution to society. One good overview article in volume 1 is Jennifer Martin's "Shifting the Load: Personality Factors and Women in the Workplace." In addition to the research articles, each volume contains contributions from women describing their own experiences with work, including family and other issues. The occupations include college president, chiropractor, lawyer, psychologist, administrator, and human resources manager. Some women focus mainly on the facts, others provide reflection, and some offer advice for workers and organizations. Most refer to work in the US, but some write about work experiences in other countries. These stories are not tied specifically to the research articles but seem to augment them and suggest areas for further research. Although this reviewer is a little skeptical about presenting stories without indicating how typical or unusual they are, they can add to an understanding of various issues as women's careers develop over time. Overall, the challenges women face in the workplace are well covered in these volumes. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate collections. F. Reitman emerita, Pace University

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Michele A. Paludi is president of Human Resources Management Solutions and participating faculty at Union Graduate College, Schenectady, NY. Paludi is series editor for Praeger's Women's Psychology and Women and Careers in Management and has authored or edited 38 texts on workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, psychology of women, workplace violence, and campus violence. Her book Ivory Power: Sexual Harassment on Campus received the 1992 Myers Center Award for Outstanding Titles in Human Rights. She was recently named "Woman of the Year" by the Schenectady Business & Professional Women's club and is currently the Elihu Root Peace Fund Professor in Women's Studies at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.

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