Articulações entre vida pessoal, familiar e profissional no contexto das instituições de ensino superior e científicas: A experiência de investigadoras e docentes durante a pandemia da Covid-19 em Portugal

Translated title of the contribution: Articulation between personal, family and professional life in the context of higher education and scientific institutions: The experience of women researchers and professors during the Covid-19 pandemic in Portugal

Thais França da Silva, Filipa Godinho, Beatriz Padilla, Mara Vicente, Lígia Amâncio, Ana Maria Alexandre Fernandes

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Abstract

As desigualdades de género na academia neoliberal têm vindo a ser abordadas através de diferentes perspetivas : articulação entre vida privada, familiar e profissional ; divisão desigual do trabalho administrativo ; expectativas dissemelhantes em relação ao trabalho emocional ; assédio moral, entre outros. A pandemia exacerbou estas desigualdades, ao mesmo tempo que trouxe novos desafios para as docentes e investigadoras. A implementação do modelo de trabalho remoto nas instituições de ensino superior e científicas concomitante com a suspensão das aulas presenciais em creches e escolas, bem como com a interrupção dos serviços de apoios ao cuidado de pessoas adultas em situação de dependência, impôs novos contratempos para a articulação das exigências da vida pessoal, familiar e profissional para as mulheres. A partir de uma metodologia mista que engloba um inquérito online (n = 607), dois grupos focais com docentes, investigadores e investigadoras, e 17 entrevistas em profundidade com mulheres que exercem atividades de docência e de investigação, procurámos analisar de que forma, no contexto das instituições de ensino superior e científicas portuguesas, as mulheres experienciaram e negociaram a passagem para o trabalho remoto no que diz respeito às demandas de articulação entre vida privada, pessoal e profissional.
Gender inequalities in higher education and scientific institutions in the neoliberal context have been approached from different perspectives : articulation between private, family and professional lives ; unequal division of faculty work ; dissimilar expectations regarding emotional work ; moral harassment and etc. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated these inequalities while posing new challenges for teachers and researchers women. The implementation of the remote work model in higher education and scientific institutions, simultaneous to the suspension of face-to-face classes in day care centers and schools and the interruption of support services for the care of dependent adults, imposed new setbacks for the articulation of personal, family and private lives work-life balance for academic women. Using a mixed methodology comprising an online survey (n = 607), 17 in-depth interviews with women teachers and researches and two mixed focus groups, we analyze how, in the context of Portuguese higher education and scientific institutions, teachers and researches women experienced and negotiated the transition to remote work with regard to the demands personal, family and professional lives.
Translated title of the contributionArticulation between personal, family and professional life in the context of higher education and scientific institutions: The experience of women researchers and professors during the Covid-19 pandemic in Portugal
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages11
JournalForum Sociológico
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Desigualdade de género
  • Covid-19
  • Academia
  • Articulação entre vida familiar pessoal e profissional
  • Gender inequality
  • Articulation between personal, family and work lives

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