ERIC Number: ED394369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
African American Public Administrators and Cultural Diversity Management: Findings of a Pilot Study.
Mohapatra, Manindra K.; And Others
This paper presents the results of a pilot study of African American public administrators' attitudes toward cultural diversity management in the Fall of 1995. It is based on an open-ended national survey that was mailed to 394 federal, state, and local African American public administrators. The study asked respondents about the special knowledge and skills needed by administrators in managing a culturally diverse workforce and about programs that their agencies have developed to manage a culturally diverse workforce. Strategies of developing managerial competencies among women and minority employees were also examined. The small response rate (n=27 completed questionnaires) does not allow for substantive theoretical analyses; however, descriptive presentations of data are given. The paper provides suggestions for the development of a comprehensive national study of African American public administrators' attitudes toward cultural diversity management. A copy of the survey form is included. (Contains 61 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Center for Governmental Services.
Identifiers: African Americans
Note: Paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Political Science Association (35th, Berea, KY, March 1-2, 1996).