helpful source for me in the way that it shows that sexism exists in our government and seeps into our society in ways that we may not be aware of in our everyday lives. It’s also a popular source instead of a scholarly, so it’s a good representation that I don’t can find information in many places on my topic. Another source that I found is an article called “Patterns of Gender Equality at Workplaces and Psychological Distress”. This is a study done in 2013 in Sweden about gender equality at workplaces and how it is connected to psychological distress in its participants. It was conducted by a group of women scientists in the Department of Health and Clinical Medicine, the National Graduate School for Gender Studies at Umea Center for Gender Studies, and the Department of Social Sciences, Mid Sweden
Babinec University. The aim of this study was to identify patterns of gender equality at workplaces, as well as to investigate how patterns of gender equality in workplaces are associated with psychological distress among women and men. Starting in 1981, a population of 506 females and 577 males from the same Swedish town were followed (regardless of if they moved away or not) in order to keep up on what was happening in both the personal lives of these people, as well as on the job. To identify patterns of gender equality at workplaces, a cluster analysis of the data (supplied by surveys) was used, and charts and graphs of the results are provided in the article. The findings in the study showed that the patterns of gender equality at workplaces were related to women’s but not men’s psychological distress. What can be inferred from this study is that women are more affected by what goes on in the workplace, especially in combination with what goes on in their personal lives, too. This source is helpful because it uses a large population size, giving insight on a big group of people. It’s also interesting and a good source to have because it shows that workplace inequality happens across the globe. The charts, graphs, statistics, and numbers provided also paint a clear picture of the data, which is useful to have when understanding a study. My next source is from the Journal of Workplace Rights. A useful source for my research, this publication is an academic journal that focuses mainly on management relations, employment discrimination, and employment law. It is titled, “Those Same Old Prejudices? Gendered Experiences in the Science Workplace”, and it’s by Helen Hatchell and Nado Aveling. These are two professors in the School of Education at Murdoch University in Australia. This source can help my research because it contains information from another country, which, as the Swedish article, can reinforce my claim that this
Babinec discrimination happens not only in the United States, but in other countries, as well. This
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