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Abstract

In this article we used collective analytic autoethnography to explore experiences and perceptions of sexism among five counselor educators. Based on analysis of narrative data, we introduced a model that illustrates how sexism was experienced and given meaning by participants. Sexist events lead to positive (empowerment, sexism externalization, advocacy, and relationships with others) and negative (low self-confidence, internalized sexism, negative affect, institutional sexism) consequences within their personal and professional lives. Implications of this model are discussed and directions for future research are presented.

Keywords

Sexism, Gender-Based Oppression, Counselor Education, Autoethnography

Author Bio(s)

Michael P. Chaney and Stephanie A. Crockett are with the Department of Counseling at Oakland University. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to chaney@oakland.edu and crockett@oakland.edu respectfully.

Alcia A. Freeman is with the School of Counseling at the University of the Cumberlands. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: Alcia.freeman@ucumberlands.edu.

Jennifer Boswell is with the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development at the University of Houston-Victoria. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: boswellj@uhv.edu.

Erin E. Binkley is with the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: binkleee@wfu.edu.

Publication Date

11-3-2019

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