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ERIC Number: ED177975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Mobility and Mentoring: Indications from a Study of Women Administrators.
Moore, Kathryn M.; Sangaria, Mary Ann Danowitz
The study explored the career and professional socialization patterns of top women administrators in comparison to their male counterparts. A 24-item questionnaire was developed and 89 usable questionnaires were returned from women administrators in Pennsylvania. Subjects were classified into one of three position categories--major academic, middle academic, and major support. Background characteristics, such as age, marital status, and education, are reviewed. Findings revealed that many women had changed positions recently; the majority of women, however, have built their careers in one institution. Forty percent of the women said they anticipated a move to another position within the next five years. As to the question of a mentor, only about one third of the major academic respondents indicated that a mentor was important to them in their careers. The other two categories of women administrators were split nearly evenly between those who had mentors and those who did not. The majority of women felt that having held a particular position was the significant career influence. As the findings were limited to Pennsylvania, the sample was considered too specific to permit generalizations. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the American Association for Higher Education (Washington, D.C., April 1979)