Policies, practices, and the effect of gender discrimination on the integration of women officers in the Department of the Navy

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Authors
Margosian, Mary Ann B.
Vendrzyk, Judith M.
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Thomas, Gail Fann
Tryon, Michael P.
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1994-03
Date
March 1994
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
Abstract
This thesis explores the impact of gender discrimination and institutional bias on the integration of women officers in the Department of the Navy. Semi-structured, in-depth personal interviews with 61 women Navy and Marine Corps officers were the major source of data. This thesis includes an examination of the phenomenon by which gendering processes occurs within society, organizations, and the military; a historical review of women's roles in the military and of the social forces that influenced their participation; and identification of structures and practices that have maintained and promoted masculine hegemony within the military. An explanation of the interview protocol establishes the methodology used to obtain nine major themes from analysis of data. The themes explicate barriers to women's integration as well as factors that seem to enhance their assimilation. The conclusion provides recommended actions to foster the full integration of women into the sea services.
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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142 p.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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