Women, Change and the Australian University: A Case Study
This paper discusses one aspect ( gender) of a much larger study which examined some of the major psycho-social sequelae resulting from organisational change, from the employees' perspective. Age, length of employment, type of job (academic or general staff), level of education and salary level were used to examine the female employees' perceptions of the effects of organisational change for them. Method: A 180 item, self administered questionnaire, examining the employees' perceptions of their organisations' Structural, Technological, Climatic, Systems and People readiness to handle change was administered. Other variables included respondents' perceptions of their job satisfaction, stress, depression, quality of working life, and their overall perceptions of the change process utilised by all levels of management.
Keywords: Women in Organisations, Organisational Change, Psycho-Social Sequelae of Organisational Change
Dr. Ann Bramwell
Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, Australian Catholic University