ERIC Number: ED247836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Advancement Factors of Women in Administration: Patterns and Perspectives.
Slimmer, Virginia M.
Patterns of advancement of women administrators were studied with a sample of 188 administrators of home economics departments. The respondents ranged in age from the late twenties to the mid-sixties. A specially-developed instrument was administered to the sample--Women in Higher Education: Characteristics and Employment Strategies. About 75 percent of the administrators held a doctorate, and about 24 percent held a master's degree. Sixty-two percent were either the chair or department head; another 17.4 percent were dean or associate/assistant dean. Over 92 percent devoted time to teaching and research as well as administrative duties. It was found that the women administrators had a high satisfaction with their academic preparation, supportive relationships, career aspirations goals, and coping skills. Negative correlations indicate that the higher their satisfaction with those variables, the lower their dissatisfaction with frustrations in their professional career. Information is provided on: factors that were helpful in obtaining their present positions, persons who were supportive of the respondents, goal aspirations, coping skills, career paths, and the relationship between income and motivation level. A ranking of strategies employed by respondents is included. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Women Administrators
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).