ERIC Number: ED161378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
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A Method for Monitoring University Faculty Salary Policies for Sex Bias. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Hunter, Larry O.
Faculty salary differentials were analyzed using multiple linear regression. Data were used on all full-time academic faculty at a state university, a relatively small land grant institution. A model was developed using rank, time in current rank, highest degree, administrative position, and academic department as independent variables. The effect of sex was investigated as an additional independent variable. Over 85 percent of the variation in salaries across faculty members was explained by the model. The partial correlation with sex was found to be zero when control measures were considered. Since many departments had no women faculty members and at least one had no men faculty members, the departmental regression weights were compared with average salaries by rank for the same academic disciplines obtained from a nationwide salary study. These comparisons resulted in correlation coefficients of .75, .88, and .84 with average salaries for professors, associate professors, and assistant professors respectively. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum (18th, Houston, Texas, May 21-25, 1978)