ERIC Number: ED191353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Women Administrators in Higher Education: Their Geographic Mobility. Ruth Strang Research Award Monograph Series: No. 4.
Curby, Vicki Morgan
Relationships between selected characteristics of women administrators and their geographical mobility were studied. In addition to identifying variables associated with the geographic mobility of women administrators, factors women administrators identify in considering relocation are described. Questionnaire responses were analyzed for 1,389 women administrators belonging to the American Association for Higher Education and/or the National Association for Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors. Study findings led to the following conclusions: (1) women administrators demonstrate a propensity toward geographic mobility; (2) women administrators are generally willing to make geographic changes to accept jobs for economic reasons, such as high salary, as well as for opportunities for upward professional mobility; and (3) the conditions that are generally essential or important enough to justify a change in location for women administrators are job-related rather than based on personal or social preferences. A bibliography is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, College Administration, Employment Opportunities, Females, Higher Education, Migration, Occupational Mobility, Promotion (Occupational), Relocation
National Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors, 1625 I St., NW, Washington, DC 20006 ($4.00 members, $5.00 nonmembers)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors, Washington, DC.