Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Justice in Gradation of Female Academics in the Promotion Ladder in Jordanian Universities

Author(s): Noor Albashir, Asa???ad Al Ali, & Ahmad Areiqat

This study aimed to verify the fairness of the inclusion of female academics in the scientific promotion ladder at some Jordanian public and private universities. To achieve the objectives of the study, the descriptive analytical approach was used, and the questionnaire was used as a tool to collect data from the sample of the study consisting of (10) public and private universities, distributed questionnaire to (142) faculty members in some Jordanian public and private universities, representing the study community. For data analysis purposes to reach results, several statistical methods were used, such as descriptive statistics (mathematical averages and standard deviations), as well as the Regression Multiple Stepwise tests to identify the impact of independent variables on dependent variables, and the Simple Regression test (Regression Simple) to test hypotheses. The study reached many results, most notably the existence of a statistically significant effect at a level of significance (α≤0.05) of the factors of promotion of female academics (administrative support, social support, personal support, the role of the university, gender discrimination) on the phenomenon of slow graduation of female academics in the scientific promotion ladder. The study recommended the enactment of legislation requiring the treatment of academics (males and females) at the same level in the work of the university, and the development of common and unified policies in Jordanian public and private universities, which guarantee academic women all their rights to work and scientific participation at various levels, and the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education is obliged to establish most public and private universities. Providing the means of comfort and job security for academic women in terms of giving them maternity leave and including her family in health insurance.

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