ERIC Number: ED119376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Aspiration Levels of Women for Administrative Careers in Education: Predictive Factors and Implications for Effecting Change.
Dias, Sally L.
This study examines the relative influence of certain variables on teachers' level of aspiration toward positions in educational administration and attempts to isolate factors contributing to the scarcity of women in this profession. Data for the study were gathered from questionnaires completed by 342 male and female elementary and secondary teachers from four New England school systems. In addition to certain personal information, data were obtained on measures of role preference, projected time commitment to a career, commitment to teaching, expectancy of professional support, perceived likelihood of recruitment, self-role congruence, achievement motivation, and aspiration level toward administration. Findings of the study indicate that although the percentage of female teachers with administrative aspirations is much lower than for male teachers, a much greater percentage of women aspire to those roles than is indicated by their representation in the profession. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, April 19-23, 1976)