Identity Negotiation of International Women in Higher Education (70371)

Session Information: Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
Session Chair: Wee-Liang Tan

Sunday, 28 May 2023 15:35
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 704
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

The role of women in academia especially in STEMS has been receiving more and more attention, however few studies have used a quantitative approach and looked at the experiences of international women across various disciplines in relation to identity negotiation. This study examines the experiences of foreign-born faculty living and teaching in the United States through a survey of international women in academia. We look at how they negotiate their ethnic, racial, national, gender and familial identity while fulfilling their role in academia. We examine both, international female graduate students and faculty. The variables explored in this quantitative study include: self efficacy, perceived fairness, work-life balance, intercultural communication competence and level of acculturation to host culture. The survey will take place in April 1st to April 20th 2023, through Qualtrics with internal funding the authors institution. We plan to analyze the results beginning of May and have preliminary finding ready to present by mid-May. We will explore the effect of various identities and intersectionality of gender, race, age and the academic discipline the women are in. We believe self-efficacy and level of cultural adjustment will be highly correlated, while perceived gender equality will vary greatly across the fields of academia.

Anya Lu, Sam Houston State University, United States
Tatiana Artamonova, Sam Houston State University, United States
Caroline Waldbuesser, Sam Houston State University, United States
Dena Horne, Sam Houston State University, United States

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Anya Lu is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Sam Houston State University in United States

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