Women in white-collar work at the University of the Witwatersrand: a comparison between black and white female administrators

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dc.contributor.author Mabapa, Rosina Moore
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-14T09:15:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-14T09:15:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Mabapa, Rosina Moore (2017) Women in white-collar work at the University of the Witwatersrand: a comparison between black and white female administrators, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <https://hdl.handle.net/10539/24477>
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/24477
dc.description A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Arts, Johannesburg, 2017 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This research report seeks to explore the experiences of women in white-collar work, particularly by comparing the experiences of black and white female administrators at of the University of the Witwatersrand. What this report illustrates is that both race and generational differences play a significant role in informing the experiences of the female administrators. A qualitative methodology was used to collect data for this report, particularly in-depth interviews to get “detailed information” about the participants’ experiences, beliefs and thoughts. Three main generational groups have been identified among the Wits administrators: Baby Boomers, which is the older generation that is dominated by white female administrators; Generation X; and the Millennial group, which is dominated by black female administrators and consist of the younger generations. This research report thus argues that race has affected the workplace experiences of Wits administrators through generational differences. Furthermore, while generations share similar experiences and world views, they are not homogeneous categories en_ZA
dc.format.extent Online resource (viii, 74 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Women white collar workers--South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Women college administrators--South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Generation X--Employment--South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa--Race relations
dc.title Women in white-collar work at the University of the Witwatersrand: a comparison between black and white female administrators en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.description.librarian XL2018 en_ZA


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