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dc.contributor.advisorGereluk, Dianne
dc.contributor.advisorBurns, Amy
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Terumi Anne
dc.date2020-06
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-12T17:15:12Z
dc.date.available2020-02-12T17:15:12Z
dc.date.issued2020-02-10
dc.identifier.citationTaylor, T. A. (2020). Women’s Perception of Mentorship in a Saudi Arabian Post Secondary Context (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/111644
dc.description.abstractMentorship is an important development process that is assumed to have individual and institutional benefits. Few postsecondary institutions offer formalized faculty mentorship programs despite the perceived benefits for women and minorities, and effective institutional leadership. My research was constructed on a conceptual framework drawing from feminist principles toward an ethic of care positioned through feminist Islamic scholars, sustainable leadership, and a personal lens. Through my unique research setting at a private, non-profit women’s university in Saudi Arabia, I posed the following research questions: What are women faculty members’ perceptions of mentorship in the post secondary Saudi Arabian context? How do women’s perceptions of mentorship affect their engagement with informal and formal mentorship opportunities? The findings indicated that women faculty members’ perceptions of mentorship in the post secondary context were based on superficial and constrained ideals of mentorship. Through analysis of the findings, I was compelled to incorporate a post structuralist feminist viewpoint. Through the analysis and synthesis, I developed a nuanced recognition of the power flows invisible to each participant, but an integral aspect of their reality and survival. Their perception of mentorship affected their engagement with mentorship opportunities through a proposed concept of survival mentorship. Survival mentorship was postulated as a means to provide and gain guidance to survive the daily struggles as an academic without challenging the status quo institutional power structures.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjectmentorshipen_US
dc.subjectmentoringen_US
dc.subjectpost secondaryen_US
dc.subjecthigher educationen_US
dc.subjectwomenen_US
dc.subjectfacultyen_US
dc.subjectfeminist frameworken_US
dc.subjectIslamic feminismen_US
dc.subjectpostsecondaryen_US
dc.subjectprofessional developmenten_US
dc.subjectSaudi Arabiaen_US
dc.subjectsustainable leadershipen_US
dc.subjectethic of careen_US
dc.subjectsurvival mentorshipen_US
dc.subjectmentorsen_US
dc.subjectMiddle Easten_US
dc.subject.classificationEducationen_US
dc.subject.classificationEducation--Higheren_US
dc.subject.classificationEducation--Philosophy ofen_US
dc.subject.classificationEducation--Religiousen_US
dc.subject.classificationGender Studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationWomen's Studiesen_US
dc.titleWomen’s Perception of Mentorship in a Saudi Arabian Post Secondary Contexten_US
dc.typedoctoral thesisen_US
dc.publisher.facultyWerklund School of Educationen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Education (EdD)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation Graduate Program – Educational Researchen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKawalilak, Colleen
dc.contributor.committeememberMartin, Brittany Harker
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.