ERIC Number: ED223000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-16
Reference Count: 0
Professional and Geographic Mobility of a Selected Sample of Nebraska Public School Administrators: Differences between Men and Women.
Women have comprised a declining percentage of public school administrators since 1928 when 55 percent of all elementary principals were female. A heretofore unchallenged reason for this decline has been the assumption that women lack geographic mobility and that consequently neither they themselves nor potential employers should consider them serious contenders for administrative jobs which entail moving. This study surveyed 180 public school administrators in Nebraska and found virtually no differences between the sexes in terms of past job mobility or geographic mobility. And although women were slightly less certain about anticipated future job change than men, in terms of anticipated geographic mobility, almost as many women as men feel they will move although both sexes appeared equally reluctant to relocate. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (36th, San Marcos, TX, August 15-20, 1982).