Womanism : empowerment of the other

Siew, Elana (2007-12)

Thesis (MComm) -- University of Stellenbosch, 2007.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores the experience of success practiced by a variety of women who have attained official positions of leadership in male dominated industries. The qualitative methodology of grounded theory is used to identify, discuss and build a theoretical model of the participant's experience of success while identifying factors, characteristics and the psychosocial context enabling their success. By identifying these characteristics, a blueprint for other people to be successful is created. This paper strives to construct guidelines to empower young men and women with the freedom to pursue the career path of their choice, in order to achieve personal fulfillment.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Hierdie studie belig die ervaring van sukses soos beleef deur 'n aantal vroue wat posisies van leierskap beklee in beroepe wat tradisioneel hoofsaaklik deur mans nagevolg is in industriee wat as sodanig 'n manlik gedomineerde beeld uitgedra het. Die kwalitatiewe metodologie van Gegronde Teorie, "Grounded Theory" is aangewend as ondersoekmetode om 'n dieper insig te verkry in die unieke persoonlike ervarings, dit te omskryf en saam te vat in aanvulling tot bestaande teorie. Die psigososiale konteks waarbinne hierdie sukseservarings uitkristaliseer word teoreties en prakties toegelig. Die inligting sodaning nagevors kan moontlik as riglyne dien vir jong mans en vroue om met groter vrymoedigheid en selfvertroue beroepe na te volg waar jeens in die hede nog steeds 'n mate van geslagsvooroordele gehuldig word.

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