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dc.contributor.advisorPiggot-Irvine, Eileen
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, Jenna
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-27T04:14:11Z
dc.date.available2018-06-27T04:14:11Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/11621
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research was to investigate the main factors that influence the career aspirations of women senior leaders in New Zealand secondary schools. There is currently a significant disconnect between the number of women in secondary teaching and the number who become principals. Despite women dominating the teaching profession, men dominate educational leadership. There are both external structural factors that influence women's career aspirations and personal agency. The research consists of semi-structured interviews with three women senior leaders in Auckland, where they explain their career aspirations and the enabling factors and barriers to achieving them. The most influential factors enabling women were mentoring, experience and flexible workplaces. The major barriers were the pressure to either put career or family first, and the negative perceptions around the role of a secondary school principal. To close the gender gap in educational leadership, women need to be mentored and encouraged into leadership early on in their careers.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectWomenen_NZ
dc.subjectCareer aspirationsen_NZ
dc.subjectAgencyen_NZ
dc.subjectGlass ceiingen_NZ
dc.subjectLeadershipen_NZ
dc.titleThe Factors Influencing the Career Aspirations of Women Senior Leaders in Secondary Schoolsen_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Educational Leadershipen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2018-06-27T03:25:35Z


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