ERIC Number: ED214296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Strategies and Other Predictors for the Upward Career Mobility of Women in School Administration.
Jones, Effie H.; Montenegro, Xenia P.
Questionnaire surveys and resume ratings of 107 women school administrators, 75 of whom attended workshops for women administrators given by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), tested the effects of the AASA training and of personal and professional characteristics, job-seeking strategies, and internal and external barriers on the women's upward career mobility. The administrators were surveyed during the workshops and four years later. Data were gathered on age, ethnicity, marital status, children, present position, educational background, job experiences and skills, future aspirations, reference letters, clarity of resume expression, opportunities to make presentations, barriers encountered, and strategies used to overcome barriers. Analysis using descriptive statistics, t-tests, and regression indicates that the AASA training decreased trainees' external barriers (such as lack of sponsors) but also led 22 percent of the trainees to switch out of school administration. It was also found that clarity of expression and job experience were related to career growth and that women with good reference letters and fewer internal barriers tended to become superintendents. The authors recommend further support from AASA and similar organizations for women administrators and provision of training to women just starting in education. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Association of School Administrators; Career Barriers; Resumes
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).