Award Date

12-2001

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

Number of Pages

39

Abstract

This paper will review the findings of in depth interviews with the four top female executives for the acute care hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada, with regards to the ‘Glass Ceiling’ phenomenon, stereotyping and gender role behaviors, and how these elements have affected their careers. Out of seventeen (17) local senior executive positions, women hold four of these positions, or twenty-three percent (23.5%), compared to six percent (6%) nationally. The healthcare system changes were also a consideration for theses female executives, and how these changes have influenced their careers.

Keywords

Glass ceiling (Employment discrimination); Health services administration; Hospitals – Management; Nevada – Las Vegas; Women executives

Disciplines

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Health Policy | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Women's Studies

Language

English


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