The Psychology of Women at Work [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]: Challenges and Solutions for Our Female Workforce

The Psychology of Women at Work [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]: Challenges and Solutions for Our Female Workforce

by Michele A. Paludi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0275996778

ISBN-13: 9780275996772

Pub. Date: 06/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275996772
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Series:
Women's Psychology Series
Pages:
620
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.30(d)

Table of Contents

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN AT WORK

:CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR OUR FEMALE WORKFORCE

Edited by Michele A. Paludi

Vol. 1: Career Liberation, History, and the New Millennium

Praeger Perspectives

Womens Psychology

Michele A. Paludi

Editor

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN AT WORK

:CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR OUR FEMALE WORKFORCE

Vol. 1: Career Liberation, History and the New Millennium

Michele A. Paludi

Editor

For Antoinette and Michael Paludi

Who Encouraged Me To Define What Womens Work Is

Ffor Myself

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter One: Transforming Organizations and the Quality of Life of the People Who Work in Them: In My Own Voice

Chapter Two: Speaking in a Mans World: Gender Differences in Communication Styles

Chapter Three: On Work-Life Balance: In My Own Voice

Chapter Four: When the Boss is a Woman

Chapter Five: Women Who Started Up: The State of Women in

Entrepreneurship

Chapter Six: Leadership and Women

Chapter Seven: Feminist Competing Values Leadership: An Investigation of Roles Played by Men and Women

Chapter Eight: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Chapter Nine: Uncovering and Countering Sexual Harassment in Israel: A New Career Path

Chapter Ten: Career Preparation Programs in High Schools: How Do Schools Ready Students for Life and Work?

Chapter Eleven: Shifting the Load: Women in the Workplace

:Personality Factors

Chapter Twelve: Women Supporting Women in the Workplace: In My Own Voice

Index

About the Editor and Contributors

Volume 2

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter One: Explaining Too Few Women in STEM Careers: A

Psychosocial Perspective

Chapter Two: Women as Leaders: From the Lab to the Real World

Chapter Three: My Life as a Woman Psychologist: In My Own Voice

Chapter Four: Workplace Incivility, Sexual Harassment, and Racial Micro-Aggression: The Interface of Three Literatures

Chapter Five: Sexual Harassment and Male Dominance: Toward an

Ecological Approach

Chapter Six: Challenges for Women of Color

Chapter Seven: On Being a Woman Chiropractor: In My Own Voice

Chapter Eight: Relationships with Men

Chapter Nine: What I See is What Matters: In My Own Voice

Chapter Ten: Women in Ethiopia: The Sound of Hope: In My Own Voice

Index

About the Editor and Contributors

Volume 3

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter One: Aggressive Men and Witchy Women: The Double Standard

Chapter Two: Lessons from My Father: In My Own Voice

Chapter Three: Self-Esteem and High Achieving Women

Chapter Four: Women in Human Resources: In My Own Voice

Chapter Five: Stress and Health

Chapter Six: Preparing to Be Employed: In My Own Voice

Chapter Seven: Mental Health Impact of Sexual Harassment

Chapter Eight: Religion and Women at Work

Chapter Nine: Workforce Issues: In My Own Voice

Chapter Ten: Societys Gains: Economics of Women in the Workplace

Index

About the Editor and Contributors

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