Appendix IV-C

Comparison of Men and Women Faculty on Selected Survey Items:

Mentoring, Safety, Time Pressures

Is your principal mentor: (If you do not have a mentor, please check NA, for Not Applicable.)

Non-medical

Medical

Men

Women

Men

Women

a. __male

__female

(% male)

88.8%

54.4%*

93.0%

74.2%*

b. __ within dept

__ outside dept

(% within dept)

81.4%

60.3%*

75.9%

76.8%

c. __ dept chair

___other senior colleague(s)

__junior colleagues

(% dept chair)

24.3%

7.6%*

na

d. __ at Penn

__ at another University

(% at Penn)

68.7%

66.3%

na

Do you ever feel unsafe:

% feeling unsafe

Men

Women

a. in your office or laboratory

10.0%

30.0%*

b. on campus

23.1%

50.7%*

c. near campus

49.8%

65.4%*

d. in your parking lot

34.5%

61.3%*

Approximately how long (in hours) is your average professional week? (Please include working time at home and office hours.)

Men

Women

59.5

58.9 hrs/wk


How many days were you away last year for:
(Enter number for each.)

Men

Women

a. professional purposes: e.g., proposal review, present ations, research conferences

24.3*

19.0 days

b. vacation days

13.2

12.7 days

The statements below describe the experiences reported by some faculty. Please assess how well each statement describes your own current position.

Options: 1. Strongly Agree   2. Somewhat Agree  3. Somewhat Disagree  4. Strongly Disagree

% Agree (1 & 2)

Non-medical

Medical School

Men

Women

Men

Women

a. Difficulty balancing family/home and work responsibilities

63.8*

76.3

69.4*

73.5

b. Concern with burnout

54.8*

73.7

59.7

65.8

c. Too little control over daily work

48.1*

60.0

39.9

43.6

d. Too many time pressures

72.4*

86.4

73.2*

79.4

e. Promotion criteria too difficult to attain

28.6*

55.1

37.7*

57.5

f. Insufficient protected time for research

68.7*

75.8

46.3*

54.9

g. Feel stressed beyond a comfortable, energizing level

50.7*

76.5

43.9*

56.2

h. Insufficient job security

17.6*

34.2

34.8

38.6

i. Inadequate time for academic pursuits

56.4*

73.9

46.1*

55.3

j. Feel overloaded all the time

67.1*

80.0

55.4*

66.7

* Indicates that gender gap is statistically significant, p<0.05