Survey Finds That Women Faculty Are More Stressed Out Than Male Faculty

A new report from the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California at Los Angeles finds gender differences in the sources of stress experienced by faculty in higher education. The institute surveyed nearly 24,000 faculty members at 417 institutions of higher learning across the United States.

The results showed that women faculty experience more stress than men in all 10 areas asked about in the survey. Women were twice as likely as men to face stress from perceived discrimination. Some 63.5 percent of women faculty members worried about child care compared to 51.1 percent of male faculty. More than 45 percent of women worried about their job security compared to 35. 1 percent of men. Two thirds of all women faculty reported that their interactions with students produced stress compared to 56.8 percent of men serving on faculties. Almost 90 percent of all women faculty reported that they lacked time for themselves and that this was stressful.

The full report can be downloaded by clicking here.

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