ERIC Number: ED173837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
On Their Way to the Top? Men and Women Middle-Level Newspaper Managers.
Ogan, Christine L.
A telephone survey of 217 men and 232 women who held middle-level management positions at 363 daily newspapers in the United States was conducted to compare their job responsibilities, compensation patterns, and personal characteristics and to examine their attitudes concerning job aspirations, mobility, and relations with their superiors. The results revealed that although men and women alike held jobs in mid-management that were demanding in terms of time and responsiblity, men still made more money than women for comparable effort. This difference held even when controlling for a respondent's experience, age, educational level, number of employees supervised, and degree of budget control, and for the circulation of the respondent's newspaper. In addition, it was shown that women were as willing as men to accept job transfers and were equally as ambitious. Finally, women's lack of "team-play" experience seemed not to affect their attitudes about their jobs. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (62nd, Houston, Texas, August 5-8, 1979)