Gender, mentoring and social capital in the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland, UK

Saquifa Seraj, Maria Tsouroufli, Mohamed Branine

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This chapter investigates the role of gender, mentoring and social capital and contributes to literature about the career development of women in senior management roles in the National Health Service of the UK. It draws on a doctoral study of senior-level managers in a Scottish NHS Board. The data collected are: (i) documentary; (ii) quantitative; and (iii) qualitative. The quantitative data are collected through questionnaires, while the source of qualitative data is in-depth semi-structured interviews. The doctoral study is embedded within an interpretivist and feminist paradigm. Although access to mentoring and social capital was seen as likely to enhance the career progression of females to senior managerial roles, gendered work and family expectations, gendered organisational culture, and normative performances of gendered senior management were identified as obstacles in taking advantages of mentoring and social capital. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only piece of work that explicitly investigates the role of mentoring and social capital in managing gender diversity at the senior managerial positions of the NHS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender, careers and inequalities in medicine and medical education
Subtitle of host publicationinternational perspectives
EditorsMaria Tsouroufli
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Pages43-68
Number of pages26
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781784416898
ISBN (Print)9781784416904
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2051-2333

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National Health Service
Scotland
Social capital
Mentoring
Senior management
Gender diversity
Structured interview
Work and family
Managerial roles
Paradigm
Organizational culture
Questionnaire
Qualitative data
Progression
Career development
Managers
Management roles

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Seraj, S., Tsouroufli, M., & Branine, M. (2015). Gender, mentoring and social capital in the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland, UK. In M. Tsouroufli (Ed.), Gender, careers and inequalities in medicine and medical education: international perspectives (1st ed., pp. 43-68). [3] (International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Vol. 2). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2051-233320150000002004
Seraj, Saquifa ; Tsouroufli, Maria ; Branine, Mohamed. / Gender, mentoring and social capital in the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland, UK. Gender, careers and inequalities in medicine and medical education: international perspectives. editor / Maria Tsouroufli. 1st. ed. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2015. pp. 43-68 (International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion).
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Seraj, S, Tsouroufli, M & Branine, M 2015, Gender, mentoring and social capital in the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland, UK. in M Tsouroufli (ed.), Gender, careers and inequalities in medicine and medical education: international perspectives. 1st edn, 3, International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, vol. 2, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., Bingley, pp. 43-68. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2051-233320150000002004

Gender, mentoring and social capital in the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland, UK. / Seraj, Saquifa; Tsouroufli, Maria; Branine, Mohamed.

Gender, careers and inequalities in medicine and medical education: international perspectives. ed. / Maria Tsouroufli. 1st. ed. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2015. p. 43-68 3 (International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Vol. 2).

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Seraj S, Tsouroufli M, Branine M. Gender, mentoring and social capital in the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland, UK. In Tsouroufli M, editor, Gender, careers and inequalities in medicine and medical education: international perspectives. 1st ed. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 2015. p. 43-68. 3. (International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion). https://doi.org/10.1108/S2051-233320150000002004