ERIC Number: ED373637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
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Faculty Salary Equity: Comparison of Two Methodologies. AIR 1994 Annual Forum Paper.
Krallman, Denise A.
This study at Miami University (Ohio) compared multiple regression techniques, traditionally used in higher education to examine salary inequities, with compa-ratio analysis. This new technique has been a corporate practice for reviewing salary and gender bias and is now being applied in studies of higher education salary equity. Weaknesses of the multiple regression technique include predictability, large standard deviations, and lack of "human input" in determining variables to be added. In order to compare the two methods at an institution that has used multiple regression for 14 years, multiple regression models were run using the standard process for detecting existing bias with respect to gender and ethnicity, division, and location. Results revealed some differences for white males at the Associate Professor at regional campuses who had lower than expected salaries. Two different compa-ratio methods were also used and they found gender differences at the associate professor level, gender by campus interaction at the assistant professor level, campus differences at the associate professor level, and a gender difference at the professor level. The addition of the compa-ratio raised questions on how faculty salaries can be studied, particularly as they relate to peer institutions. (Contains 10 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: AIR Forum; Compa Ratio; Miami University OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (34th, New Orleans, LA, May 29-June 1 1994).