A Study on Why Chinese Female Teachers Avoid Academic Research in Universities
This study aims to explore female teachers’ careers by focusing on their academic activities in higher educational institutions. To analyze female teachers’ attitudes towards academic research and how their attitudes are changed based on their positions, family conditions, and social construction, this study interviewed 5 Chinese female teachers. Moreover, this study tries to discuss how female teachers construct their careers by examining the status that they spend more time instructing rather than researching. This paper asserts that there are two reasons to explain why these Chinese female teachers avoid academic research: Firstly, they are affected by traditional thoughts that their children are their first priority. Secondly, their satisfaction with financial conditions makes them avoid academic research. Furthermore, this study deems that the more these female teachers avoid academic research, the more difficult for them to balance the relation between tacking care of their children and engaging academic activities. The status influence female teachers’ work motivations as well.
|關鍵詞||女性教師、社會性別差異、科研、female teacher、gender difference、academic research|