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Stats4Grads: Gender Discrimination in Academia: Afghan Context

Presented by Yalda Afzali, Durham University

11 February 2015 13:00 in CM105

In this seminar I am going to discuss the findings of a survey of perceptions of gender discrimination in academia in Afghanistan. The aim is to explore how female and male academics perceive the level of overt discrimination in various aspects of academic life in an Afghan context. SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) is used to analyse the quantitative data. Bivariate crosstabulation and chi-square tests of statistical significance are used to explore possible differences between male and female academics with respect to their perceptions of gender (in)equality in their workplace. Multivariate crosstabulation and binary logistic regression is also used to explore how respondents' perceptions of discrimination are shaped by the interaction of gender with their other characteristics, both personal and professional.

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