ERIC Number: ED253263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Female as Administrator: An Assessment and Comparison of Perceptions of Certain Groups of the El Camino College Community.
Stinson, Janet Carol Gelder
A study was conducted at El Camino College in Torrance, California to assess and compare the perceptions of students, faculty, and administrators toward women as administrators. The study focused on double-standard conflicts, promotional possibilities, advancement aspirations, and parity perceptions. Questionnaires were administered to all faculty (N=710) and administrators (N=41) at the college as well as to a sample of 500 students. Study findings, based on responses from 219 faculty members, 31 administrators, and 306 students, included the following: (1) male and female students differed significantly with respect to their attitudes toward double-standard conflicts, promotional possibilities, advancement aspirations, and parity perceptions; (2) male and female faculty attitudes differed in all except double-standards conflict; (3) male and female administrator attitudes differed in all except advancement aspirations; (4) female administrators were more positive than other females toward advancement, female faculty were more positive toward role conflict, and female students were more positive toward promotional possibilities; (5) in all comparisons, males had more positive attitudes than females toward women as administrators; and (6) age, marital status, and work experience had no significant influence on respondent opinions. Recommendations, a literature review, and the questionnaire are included. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: El Camino College CA
Note: Major Applied Research Project for the Ed.D., Nova University.